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Introduction to Colorwork
Six stranded colorwork headbands in an arrow pattern demonstate a clever way to get six different colorwork combos out of three skeins of yarn.
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Introduction to Colorwork

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Saturday, November 20

1pm – 4pm

Knit the Arrowhead Headband with instructor Susan Johnson in this afternoon workshop in Dappled Fern's cozy Maker's Space. A perfect opportunity for folks who want to venture into the world of color work knitting, upgrade their skills, and / or whip up a quick holiday gifts. This course will cover different types of colorwork in knitting, choosing colors, how to get 6 DIFFERENT headbands out of three skeins of yarn, color dominance, basics of stranded knitting (two handed knitting), following a chart, duplicate stitch, and how to finishing a project. Skills needed: Casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, binding off.

Covid-19 vaccination and masks required.

8 spots.

Supplies to gather (not included in registration):

  • Yarn. Worsted Weight yarn in 3 contrasting colors (About 45 yards of each of the two main colors and 2 yards of the third highlighting color). We can help you pick out Malabrigo Worsted, Malabrigo Rios, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, or Istex Letlopi at Dappled Fern ahead of time or you are welcome to bring your own yarn. Yarn should balled and ready to go when class begins.
  • Needles. Two sets of 16” circular needles, two sizes apart. Size for first set should be determined by a gauge of 5 stitches per inch and will probably be between US size 6-8. The second set should be two sizes smaller for casting on, ribbing, and casting off.
  • Other tools. Tapestry needle, scissors, marker for beginning of round, plus (optional) 7 plain markers to assist in keeping track of where you are in knitting the design.