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Workshop: Stranded Colorwork with Tanis Gray

  • 04/08/2024
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express
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Briar Rose Cowl with Tanis Gray

Monday April 8, 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

REGISTRATION will CLOSE on Sunday April 7, 2024

Topic:  Freaked over Fair Isle? Curious about stranded colorwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colors? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! We’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental, and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, how to trap floats, Fair Isle history and set good Fair Isle knitting habits. We’ll put everything we learned into practice while knitting up the Briar Rose Cowl. No previous colorwork experience necessary.

Skill Level: Beginner- able to knit in the round, no previous colorwork experience necessary


  • 2 Highly Contrasting Shades of Worsted-Weight Yarn (sample uses Queen City Yarn Wesley Heights Worsted in 2 hanks Slate and 1 hank Briar Rose), 400 yds A and 218 yds B

  • Size US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular knitting needles

  • Stitch Markers

  • Tapestry Needle

  • Sticky Notes

  • Copy of Briar Rose Cowl patter available at tanisknits.com or ravelry.com

Homework:  With A, Longtail CO or German Twisted CO 168 sts (knitter’s choice). Join into round being careful not to twist, pm for bor.

  • Work [k1 in A, p1 in B] for 8 rnds.
  • knit 1 rnd in B.


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

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

COVID Update Effective July 01, 2023: The safety and security of our members, speakers, and vendor and/or vendor staff are our most important priorities.  Masks are recommended but not required for all persons and guests attending monthly meetings. This is our COVID policy as of 07/01/2023; it will be updated based on any changes from city, state, or federal authorities. We ask that if you are feeling ill, have tested positive for COVID, or have come in contact with someone who has COVID, that you follow the CDC’s isolation recommendations. We also ask that you carpool and pre-register for each meeting.

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