Class Title: Scandinavian Colorwork
Instructor: Mary Jane Mucklestone
Overall Skill Category: Intermediate
Class Description: What makes Scandinavian colorwork different from other world traditions? We will explore color choices and the classic motifs used in Scandinavian stranded knitting. Learn techniques for tacking down extra-long floats found in many motifs. We will learn the Norwegian purl and a way of executing garter stitch in the round. Explore ideas for combining motifs and adding colorwork to liven up your future projects. We will begin our exploration by starting a headband or hat.
Mary Jane will bring along all 150 swatches from her book 150 Scandinavian Motifs: A Knitter's Directory for you to examine.
Supplies to Bring to Class: 3 or more colors of DK-weight yarn with high contrast, 100% wool preferred, 50 -- 100 yards each.
16" circular needles in smallest size recommended on the ball band, and another one size larger. One set of dpns in larger size if intending to finish a hat.
Your usual ditty bag of knitting notions, including stitch markers, tape measure, scissors and tapestry needle. Paper and pencil for notes.
Pre-Class Assignment: On smaller needle using color of your choice in the DK-weight yarn, cast on 96 stitches and knit one row.
Class Size: Limited to 20 students