An in-person class with Kristin Drysdale.
Mar 2, 9:00am-12:00pm & Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm
This Scandiwork Slipper class is a color-work bootcamp. It covers all of the basics for knitting (and purling) in color. After this class, you will have the skills to knit anything “color-work” — and have a cute pair of slippers to boot.
Besides color-work knitting and purling, you will work a Norwegian braid and make these cozy slippers.
We will cover:
• Gauge and fit
• 2-color long-tail cast-on
• Long-tail cast-on (and estimating how much yarn needed for colorwork)
• Knitting and purling in colorwork
• Catching floats
• Decreasing (SSK and K2tog, and when to use which in colorwork)
• Increasing in colorwork
• Charts: reading while knitting and purling
• DPN skills
• Flexiflip skills
• Tvinnarand skills
• Slipper assembly (hand-sewing skills)
• Single-crochet (double-crochet) edge
• Tips and tricks
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Knitters must know how to cast on, knit, and purl.
• DPNs or Flexiflips in size needed to get gauge
• 2 colors of yarn (DK for women’s size, worsted-weight for men’s size)
• 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
For Women’s Slipper:
Yarn: Rauma Strikkegarn OR equivalent DK, 3-ply 100% Norwegian Wool, 114 yards (105 m) per 1.75-ounce Main color: 70 yards (64 m); Contrasting Color: 70 yards (64 m)
Suggested Needle Size: US 4 (3.5 mm); Gauge swatch: 24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Stern Men’s Slipper
Yarn: Harrisville Designs Highland Worsted OR equivalent worsted-weight, 100% Virgin Wool, 200 yards (182 m) per 3.5-ounce (100-g) skein
Main Color: 85 yards (78 m); Contrasting colors: 70 yards (64 m)
Suggested Needle: 4 (3.5 mm); Gauge and Swatch: 19 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Limited pre-class work required.
Color and Creativity, Finishing, Fit, Project based, Skill-building Basics, Special Techniques, Tips and Hints, Trouble Shooting