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Colourwork Magic Part I: Stranded Knitting
21 January @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm£45 – £80
Transform your knitting adventures by mastering the art of creating coloured designs in knitted stitches.
Through the traditional fair-isle technique of circular stranded knitting, you will learn how to combine colours in patterns across yokes, cowls and blankets.
The class is given in two parts, each of which can be attended on its own.
The first part focuses on the stranded knitting technique and you will learn how to:
- knit stranded colourwork with 2 colours
- work the Magic Loop method for small circular knitting
- read fairisle charts
The second part is about steeking or cutting your circular knitting for armholes, neck lines, cardigan button bands, etc.. You will learn how to:
- reinforce your colourwork knitting
- cut the fabric
- pick up stitches for the edging
Tickets can be bought for parts I and II singly for £45 each or at the discounted rate of £80 for both.
About the teacher
Renée Callahan is a knitwear designer and teacher living and endlessly knitting here in East London. Originally from Seattle, where she studied history of art, she came to the UK as an exchange student but fell in love and stayed, changing not only her home town, but also her career when she went back to college to study fashion design with knitwear. She began to knit relatively late, but with the zeal of the newly converted, she found a way to rebuild her life with fibre arts at the centre. She loves to think about knitting construction and to pass the skills on with teaching.