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Scandinavian Colorwork

  • 11/09/2014
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Promega Corporation, 5445 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711
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Class Title: Scandinavian Colorwork

Instructor: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Overall Skill Category: Intermediate

Class Description:  What makes Scandinavian colorwork different from other world traditions? We will explore color choices and the classic motifs used in Scandinavian stranded knitting.  Learn techniques for tacking down extra-long floats found in many motifs.  We will learn the Norwegian purl and a way of executing garter stitch in the round.  Explore ideas for combining motifs and adding colorwork to liven up your future projects.  We will begin our exploration by starting a headband or hat.

Mary Jane will bring along all 150 swatches from her book 150 Scandinavian Motifs: A Knitter's Directory for you to examine.

Supplies to Bring to Class: 3 or more colors of DK-weight yarn with high contrast, 100% wool preferred, 50 -- 100 yards each.

16" circular needles in smallest size recommended on the ball band, and another one size larger.  One set of dpns in larger size if intending to finish a hat.

Your usual ditty bag of knitting notions, including stitch markers, tape measure, scissors and tapestry needle.  Paper and pencil for notes.

Pre-Class Assignment: On smaller needle using color of your choice in the DK-weight yarn, cast on 96 stitches and knit one row.

Class Size:  Limited to 20 students

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