The Joy (No Seriously) of Intarsia (Option 1)
With Franklin Habit
Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm
Learn the fundamentals of intarsia with Franklin. As you practice, you may begin to find the joy!
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Intarsia is a bold, powerful technique with a severe image problem. Some say it’s ugly. Others say it’s complicated. We disagree. When practiced properly and used with skill, intarsia is capable of creating fresh and beautiful multi-color fabrics unlike anything else in knitting. And it’s fun. In this eye- and mind-opening introductory session, we’ll learn and practice the fundamentals; and then begin to explore the possibilities that lie in playing with color, texture, fiber; and in designing your own charts. Prerequisites: Students must be fully fluent in the basics of knitting (casting on, knit and purl, shaping, etc.) and able to work from charts.
• Two balls of smooth, worsted-weight yarn (for example: Cascade 220, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, Hikoo Simpliworsted); one in a solid or semi-solid dark color and one in a solid or semi-solid light color. The colors chosen should be very distinct from one another.
• One circular needle (16”–24” is sufficient) in a size appropriate to the yarns chosen.
• Yarn/tapestry needle
• Pen (or pencil) and paper for making notes. (In all of my classes, note-taking is highly advised!)
• Row counter and/or chart row marker