Colour Knitting Essentials Class with Susan Stephens

  • $130.00
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Have you ever wanted to try and knit with more than one colour but did not know where to start?
Have you tried to start a colour knitting project but you are not sure about how to hold your yarns?
Or have you been frustrated with tension issues when managing multiple colours?
In this class you will learn:
How to choose colours that blend and work together in colour knitting
A background of colour knitting techniques including Fair Isle, Double knitting, and Intarsia
How to read colour knitting charts
An understanding of colour knitting flat vs in the round
How to manage those pesky ends
Different ways of holding multiple colours including one yarn in each hand
How to control yarn dominance
How to catch floats
Tips to manage tension in colour knitting
An explanation of steeks
There will be time in the class for you to practice your colour knitting skills through knitting the Duplex Cowl is Debra Kinsey Knits.  Kit containing yarn and pattern is included in class fee
Prerequisite Knowledge:
How to knit and purl
How to cast on and bind off
How to use circular needles
What to bring (all items can be purchased on the day):
For practicing techniques in the class:
please bring two or more different colours of the same yarn, with enough contrast between the colours to differentiate the colours
needles appropriate to the chosen yarn (eg 4mm needles for 8 ply yarn, 3.25mm needles for 4 ply yarn)
For the cowl:
5.0mm circular needle 40cm long
4.5mm circular needle 40cm long
6 stitch markers
Tapestry needle
The class will be held over 2 weeks:

About your Tutor Susan Stephens is an avid knitter and has been knitting since the age of 5. Susan was formally trained as a teacher and recently retired from a career in finance to allow her concentrate on her passion for knitting. Of particular interest to Susan is all forms of colour knitting - including stranded knitting, Fair Isle, intarsia, and double knitting. Susan has won more than 20 ribbons for her knitting at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and is currently more than two thirds of the way through her Master Hand Knitter certification through The Knitters Guild Association in America. Susan has lived in the stunningly beautiful Blue Mountains all her life.