Missed Star’s awesome “what the heck do I do with this variegated yarn?!?” class at Sock Summit? Well you’re in luck, ’cause it’s happening again, right here at Twisted.
(They don’t get much wilder than these!)
Walk on the Wild Side: Using hand-dyed yarns
$30 With Star Athena
What are you going to do with all of that vibrant and crazy hand dyed yarn? This workshop will teach you how to use wild, bright, hand painted and/or variegated yarns to yield the best results. We’ll talk about pooling, flashing, striping and all of the other effects of hand painted yarns. We’ll focus on stitch patterns that highlight the yarns well, and learn techniques to change the effect of a single yarn.
Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 12, 5-8pm
Materials: Wild sock yarn (several if you have them, solid if you have that) and several needles in different sizes. The size you usually use for socks and a size larger and a size smaller. Pen or pencil for taking notes.
Homework: with smallest needle, CO 40 (50, 60) sts (40 for DK yarn, 50 for sportweight, 60 for fingering). Knit 4 rows flat in garter stitch. Join to work in the round and knit 1/2″ in plain stockinette st.
Prerequisites: Students should have knitted at least a few pairs of socks before trying this class, and should be comfortable with the basics, knitting in the round, and reading a chart.
Ready to sign up and find a use for those fancy-pantsy-handsy-paintsies? Call us at 503-922-1150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.