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Crisscrossing the Rainbow: Color Cables


Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 01/17/22.

An in person class with Harry Wells

Mar 5, 9:00am-12:00pm

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.

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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.

Supply List
• 3 balls of worsted weight yarn in three different colors. Wool or predominantly wool blend yarn recommended.
• Needles in size you normally use for worsted weight. Typically US 6 to 8 (4 to 5mm)
• Stitch markers
• Locking stitch markers
• Cable needle
• Color Pencils (big set if possible)
• Graph paper.
• Reference books/stitch dictionaries with cable stitch patterns

Additional information

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Main Technique

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jules L.
Very good

Learned new tricks. Got to work ahead when others were slower. Instructor was great about answering questions and working w varying skill levels. Definitely worth it!
People working colorwork the first time struggled; that wasn't listed as a required skill set but cabling was.

Great class!

Lots of great info in this class. Great teacher. The presentation was fantastic and I learned a lot. Most of class time was watching the presentation but I don’t think it could be cut down much without losing needed material. I wish the class was longer than 3 hours though so there was more time for knitting to practice while Harry was there to help. I am excited to try these techniques and would even consider taking the class again once I have a bit more experience just to really sharpen my skills. Harry has a lot of knowledge to share. I highly recommend this class.

Marca D.
Colored cables

This instructor was very good. He was well prepared and clear. I will definitely use the technique and I will definitely take other classes if I have the opportunity.