Bring Out the Best in Your Variegated Yarn with Margaret Radcliffe
Learn to avoid stripes, highlight desired colors, and emphasize texture. Review a variety of yarns and learn their properties, while knitting swatches to experiment with textured stitches, multiple strands, and stitch count.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner Date: Sunday, 9/18; 2-5pm Materials Required: - Worsted weight variegated yarn and a matching or contrasting solid yarn for swatching. - Needles in a size appropriate for this yarn; a circular needle in a size appropriate for this yarn. - One set of DPN's appropriate for the yarn. - A set of needles 2 and 4 sizes larger. Please complete the following, prior to class: Using a worsted weight variegated yarn where each color is between 1” and 9” long, cast on 20 stitches. Work in stockinette until the colors seem to repeat somewhat regularly in your swatch. Increase or decrease a stitch or two and continue knitting until the colors begin to repeat again. Do this one more time. If your yarn doesn’t repeat, don’t despair, just work at least 5” TOTAL and then stop. Don’t bind off. Bring your swatch to class.