Have you walked into Twisted and just LOVED all the crazy colored sock yarn, but wondered just how to use it so you would actually want to wear it? Come in and take this class with the super-talented Star who also is a designer par excellence!
$30 with Star Athena
What are you going to do with all of that vibrant and crazy hand-dyed yarns? This workshop will teach you how to use wild, 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: Saturday, January 12; 1-4 pm
Materials – Either bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: 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 Sport, 60 for Fingering). Knit 4 rows flat in garter stitch. Join to work in the round and knit ½” 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.