Loveland, CO

Tips & Tricks for Working With Variegated Yarn (Knitting)
Instructor: Barbara Benson
Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Hands on Workshop
Embassy Suites Loveland
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $125.00
Variegated yarn is a seductive siren with all of its amazing colors dancing in the skein. It entices you to purchase it but when you get it home it sits on the shelf, beautifully, and you agonize over how you are going to make it look as beautiful in your finished piece as it does in the skein. This class will teach you multiple different techniques for working with variegated yarn including how to analyze potential patterns for compatibility.

  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Skill Level and Technique: Knitting, Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: Knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off, slip stitch.
  • Homework: Using the long tail method, cast-on 24 sts using one strand coming from the outside of the ball and one strand coming from the center pull (designate one working yarn and one “tail).

    Holding the yarn doubled knit about an inch of garter (knit all rows).
    Then switch to stockinette using the following pattern:
    Row 1 - knit
    Row 2 - k2, p20, k2
    Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for an inch or until you have an idea of how your yarn is working up.
  • Supply List: A skein of highly variegated yarn wound into a center pull ball (or skein that you can pull from both the outside and center) with needle of appropriate size to work it at a loose gauge.

    Please avoid the following types of yarn: tweed, very fuzzy yarn, super slippery yarns, long color change (things like gradients or Noro), speckle dye. We are only knitting a swatch so a partial skein is just fine!
  • Kit: None
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