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Ready. Set. Rainbow! (Sunday) - Stephanie Lotven

  • 02/13/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • TBD
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We all have a skein of self-striping yarn hiding in our stash. Self-Striping yarn is undeniably, incredibly fun to knit, but too often those beautiful skeins are hidden away because knitters aren’t sure what to knit with their self-striping yarn. If you want to start knitting cowls, hats, mittens, shawls, and sweaters with your self-striping yarn, this class will help you confidently plan non-sock projects for your self-striping yarn. 

Skill level needed: Beginner

Skills learned:

  • Assess the self-striping skeins that are in your stash & available in your yarn shops.
    • Every skein of self-striping yarn comes with its own opportunities and limitations. Let’s talk about what your yarn was dyed to do, and how you can make the most it. 
  • Plan for a self-striping project by using a simple, specialized method of swatching.
    • Once you choose your self-striping yarn, it’s time to knit a swatch. Throughout my years of rainbow knitting, I have developed a simple, effective method for testing my self-striping yarn BEFORE I start a project. This method will help you determine if the pattern you want to knit works well with the yarn you have in your knitting bag. 
  • Practice combining colors with your self-striping yarn.
    • In many non-sock projects, you may be called on to combine a self-striping yarn with another color. In this portion of our class, I will teach you my favorite methods for combining rainbow skeins with solids, tonals, and even speckles, so that you can create bright, happy, dramatic knits.
  • Learn how to cheat the stripes.
    • Sometimes your project just doesn’t seem to fit your beautiful rainbow yarn! Not to worry! To finish off this class, we will look at ways that you can cheat your stripes. Let me show you how to make the stripes in your yarn appear longer for larger circumference knitting using my favorite (uncomplicated) methods.

Materials: Any self-striping yarn from your stash you wish to discuss.

Homework: None

Class fee: MKG Member = $45, Non-member = $55 

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

*The Madison Knitters' Guild has a no refunds policy.*

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