Knitting with Three Colors (Without Dropping, Getting Tangled, or Swearing)
An in-person class with Kristin Drysdale
Mar 2, 1:30-4:30pm & Mar 3, 1:30-4:30pm
Learn to knit with two and three colors in a round with ease (without dropping yarn, getting tangled, or swearing) as you make the Lady Catherine Hat.
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Knitting with three colors is a bit like a dance; you will learn weave colors in and out, catch floats where you need to — all without getting your colors all twisted up.
We will cover:
• Knitting with the right hand
• Knitting with the left hand
• Knitting with two colors in your left hand
• Catching floats with the main color
• Catching floats with 1 or 2 contrasting colors
• Chart reading
• Tips and tricks
• Weaving new colors in and out
• Picking up and knitting stitches
• Decreasing in color-work
Knitters need to be able to cast on, knit, and purl.
• US 2 (2.75mm) and US 3 (3.25mm) OR size to obtain gauge of 28 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches over colorwork: double-point needles, 16-inch circular needle or Flexiflips Note: If using circular needles, you will need to switch to double-pointed needles or Flexiflips to finish the crown.
• 1 ball each MC and 7 contrast colors of Jamieson Spindrift 100 % real Shetland Wool; 105 m/25 g ball (or equivalent fingering-weight yarn)
MC: Shade 104 (Natural White)
A: Shade 567 (Damask)
B: Shade147 (Moss)
C: Shade 170 (Fjord)
D: Shade 141 (Camel)
E: Shade 246 (Wren)
F: Shade 230 (Yellow Ochre)
G: Shade 1190 (Burnt Umber)
•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
Limited pre-class work required.