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The Knitter's Tool Box: Demystify Stranded Knitting

Join Janine Kosel, author of Norwegian Handknits and Swedish Handknits, for this one-session class!

What is stranded knitting? How do you do it? What is the difference between stranded, Fair Isle and Norwegian Knitting? All these questions will be explained. We will discuss, demo and practice knitting with two colors in three different ways and managing the "floats" on the back side of your work. We will also talk about the importance of color dominance and how to read basic stranded knitting charts. Join author Janine Kosel in learning and practicing this traditional method of two-color knitting.

Skills taught in this class:

  • Stranded knitting
  • Trapping floats
  • Basic two-color chart reading
  • Dominant color/dominant hand importance
Required Materials: 
  • Pattern - No specific pattern, but two-color chart will be provided
  • Yarn - Worsted weight yarn - smooth, 2 colors - one light, one dark (suggested yarns - Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage)
  • Needles - US 7/4.5mm or US 8/5mm 16" circular 
  • Notions - knit kit, including one stitch marker
  • Please read the pattern from start to finish and be prepared with any questions at the first class.
  • Swatch - Using lighter colored yarn, cast on 100 sts. Place marker for beginning of the round, and join in the round being careful not to twist. Knit 5 rounds. Bring to class.

Meets 1x

Cancellation Policy - Student cancellations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the first session to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any yarn or supplies purchased for class are subject to our regular return policy. 3 Kittens will only cancel a class if no students have signed up; however, we may need to reschedule due to weather or illness.

Skill Level: Level 3 - Intermediate
Requirements: Students should know how to knit in the round on circular needles and know how to fix mistakes
Instructor: Janine
Instructor Bio: Janine

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.