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Colour Pooling-June 22nd, 1-4pm

June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Instructor: Mairi McKissock
For anyone interested in getting the most out of hand-dyed yarns, this workshop explains how to analyse and work with the colour repeat of a space dyed yarn. You will work a simple garter stitch scarf beginning the project in class for completion at home.

In this class, you will swatch and learn:

  • how to select a yarn for intentional colour pooling
  • what effects can be achieved with intentional pooling
  • how to ‘read’ the colour repeat of a yarn and predict the knitted results
  • how to count and measure for the effect you want
  • crochet provisional cast-on technique
  • how to cast on and begin a project at exactly the right point of the colour repeat
  • how to manage tension to maintain a pooling pattern
  • Prerequisites
    This class is intended for beginner/intermediate knitters. You should:

  • be comfortable with knit and purl stitches
  • be able to identify simple mistakes and problems in your knitting (such as accidental yarn-overs, dropped or incorrectly mounted stitches)
    be willing to count stitches and do some simple arithmetic
  • Materials: (Included in class price)
    You will need:

  • one skein of space-dyed yarn, NOT wound into a ball (You can pick at time of class – instructor will assist with selection)
    suitable needles for the weight of yarn you have chosen
  • Tape measure, scissors, darning needle, removable stitch markers; notebook & pencil
  • Homework

  • There is no homework required to prepare for the workshop. DO NOT wind your yarn into a ball before the class. Colour pooling begins with skein analysis.
  • Details

    June 22, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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