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Workshop: Argyle Knitting with Harry Wells

  • 03/11/2024
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express
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Introduction to

Argyle Knitting with Harry Wells

Monday March 11, 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express, 610 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

REGISTRATION is OPEN until Thursday March 7, 2024


Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but are mystified about how to accomplish them?  This workshop covers the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat, by knitting a hat designed by me! Covered will be tips and tricks for managing the bobbins and twisting the yarns appropriately, and a seaming method that makes the seam nearly invisible and not bulky.  Also covered is how to calculate designs of your own Argyle diamonds for different gauges, so you can include Argyle pretty much where ever you want!  Handout provided in class.

Skill Level: Intermediate - students must have knitted some color work


  • Straight needles, U.S. Size 5. 
  • DK wt wool yarn, 4 colors.
    • 20 grams of main color
    • 10 grams of CC #1 (for diamond)
    • 10 grams of CC #2 (for diamond)
    • 5 grams of CC #3 (for criss-cross--the criss-cross color should contrast with all the other colors)
  • highlighter tape or post-it notes
  • locking stitch markers or knitters' pins
  • tapestry needle that will work with worsted weight yarn
  • Five small knitting bobbins (EZ Bobs recommended, but any will do.)

Homework:  Make two stockinette swatches with any worsted weight wool yarn, light to med color: CO 16 sts and work 20 rows. Bind off and block.   You will use these swatches to practice the seaming technique.


Holiday Inn Express, 610 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

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

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