Ladderback Jacquard for Stranded Knitting
A virtual class with Amy Snell
Sept 10, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT
Learn to control long floats in your stranded knitting without losing the flexibility of the knit fabric.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
The Ladderback Jacquard technique will improve the tension of your stranded knitting while allowing you to span much larger areas between stitches. Learn to add stretch to the floats and prevent the alternate color from peeking through. Ladderbacks can be applied to nearly any form of stranded knitting.
Once you add this technique to your knitting toolbox, you may never want to go back to any other method of carrying floats. For designers or those who like to tweak their projects, incorporating this technique means you can design without limits on the space between alternating motifs.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Students should already be comfortable working stranded knitting and with working small-circumference knitting in the round.
• Worsted-weight yarn in two contrasting colors
• Your choice of needles in a compatible size, suitable for working a small-circumference project in the round (dpns, Magic Loop, or two circulars).
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator
Limited pre-class work required.