Crisscrossing the Rainbow: Color Cables
With Harry Wells
April 10, 4-6pm CDT
One can spend a knitting life-time exploring the various lovely twists and turns that make up regular cable combinations. Now add color to that mix! Harry will help you navigate the twists and turns for your own colorful cabled fabrics.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
There are various types of color cables — one-color cables on contrasting background, bicolor cables, pinstripe cables, different colors within more complex cable structures.
Harry will help you navigate their twists and turns and show you how to convert a cable chart into a color cable schematic using graph paper and/or a charting program.
Bring your colored pencils for some creative colorful fun and then swatch/knit up your creation.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Participants should be able to accomplish long-tail cast-on; work basic stitches such as knit, purl, K2tog, SSK, yo, and know how to do a basic rope cable; and know how to read knitting charts with cable symbols.
__3 balls of worsted-weight yarn in three different colors (wool or wool blends)
__Needles in size you normally use for worsted-weight yarn. ( US size 6, 7, or 8.)
__Locking stitch markers
__Cable needle (straight is preferable rather than hook version).
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
*Optional: color pencils and graph paper.