Learn Colourwork! Stranded Wrist Warmers Class - Saturday 4th January


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      Make your cozy knits more dynamic by adding stranded colour work to your skill-set!

      With influence from knitting traditions from the Shetland Islands (Fair Isle), Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia, and many more, stranded colour work is having a moment in contemporary fashion. What better moment to add it to your own slow fashion repertoire?

      This is a class for intermediate knitters wanting to learn a fun new skill! The class will take place on one afternoon and last three hours, covering everything you need to know to dive into two-colour stranded knitting. You will cast on a wrist warmer in light fingering weight wool and work on it in the class. You will finish the pair at home with the new skills you’ve learned. Perfect cozy winter knitting!

      You will how learn to:

      • Knit stranded colour work by holding one colour in each hand

      • Manage dominant and background colours

      • Maintain even float tension

      • Trap long floats

      • Speed swatch in the round for future stranded projects
      Required skills:
      Class participants should be familiar with knitting in the round, following a simple chart, casting on and binding off.

      Materials to bring:
      Participants will need to bring their own needles—the pattern is intended for 2.25mm - 2.5mm, but please bring a range, as your tension may require a slightly larger or smaller needle. Please bring your preferred style of needles for small-circumference in-the-round knitting—magic loop, dpns, shortie tips on 23cm circular, etc. (There will be a limited selection of needles available for purchase in the shop.)

      Materials included:
      Included in the price of the class are two balls of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage (light fingering), which will be a generous amount to make a pair of wristies. (You will choose your colours.) You may upgrade to a hand-dyed skein/skeins if you wish, for an additional cost.

      Arrive early!
      Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the class begins to pick out your wool and settle in to get casting on right away!

      Class dates: Saturday 4th January from 10-1pm

      Class size: Minimum 3 for the class to run and Maximum 6

      Location: Beautiful Knitters Shop in London at 53 Moreton St

      Biography (Christine)
      Christine studied sculpture, specialising in textiles, at the University of Colorado, with a sprinkling of fashion design study in Florence. She has been knitting since she was too wee to remember and has been helping other people learn ever since.

      Cancellation policy:
      Full refund of payment will be given for cancellations ONLY if the spot can be filled by another student.

      We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to do everything to prevent this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. If this situation occurs, a full refund will be given.

      Please contact us for private individual or group classes.

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