Build on your stranded colorwork knitting skills and knit a fun, colorful hat. In this class, we will cover:
- choosing colorwork patterns and understanding which elements are easier or harder
- working with more than two colors
- predicting how colors will work together as you plan your project
- managing floats over longer gaps between colors and yarn/color dominance
- different options for tapering the top of your hat
When: Saturday November 6th 10am-12pm
Instructor: Anne Kamsvaag
Cost: $40.00 for 2 hours of instruction
Who is this class for? You need to be comfortable with knits, purls, and simple decreases and knitting in the round. Some experience with stranded colorwork is helpful, but adventurous beginners are definitely welcome!
What you will need:
One 100-gram skein of yarn in your main color - DK or worsted weight. Smaller amounts of contrast colors, in the same weight as your main color. Needles appropriate for your yarn - sizes 4 and 6 for DK or 5 and 7 for worsted are good choices. Most people knit hats with 16” circulars and then switch to DPNs for the taper, but you can use a longer needle for magic loop if you prefer.
IMPORTANT - HOMEWORK BEFORE THE CLASS:
We will dive right into knitting the body of the hat, so it is important that you knit the ribbing for your hat before you come to class.
With the smaller needle and your main color, cast on 96 (worsted) or 108 (DK) stitches. Make sure your cast-on is nice and loose! Knit 1x1 ribbing for 1 1/2” inches if you don’t want to fold up the brim of the hat, or 4” for a folded brim. Leave everything on the needle and bring your hat ribbing to class.
Please note this workshop is for adults only (ages 13 and up).
Students receive a 10% discount on materials they purchase for their class from The Knitting Tree, L.A.
We do require a 72-hour advance notice for cancellations. No refunds, partial or full, will be given for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of the event.