Intarsia / July 13

Intarsia / July 13

Regular price $25.00 Sale

Saturday, July 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Slow knitting at its best and on-point with the latest fashion trends out of Paris (okay, I made that up), the intarsia knitting technique lets you create pictures or colour blocks in your knitting! In this advanced-beginner workshop, you will learn:

  • How to read a chart for colour blocking
  • When to use a bobbin
  • Tips for estimating yarn needed for your colour blocks
  • A little trick for changing colours that will change your life (I made that up too, but it will certainly be less stressful for those who like a near-perfect gauge)
  • Tips for darning in the ends

Your practice pattern will be a tiny Christmas sweater you can make several of to create a lovely garland or slip into a gift card for a knit-worthy person. You will be provided with the pattern and some sample Christmas chart motifs to choose from. 

You will need: 

  • 4 mm needles – straights or circulars, but preferably with long, pointy (lace) knitting tips
  • Two or more colours of DK-weight yarn in a wool or wool blend (it needs to have give to it, so not cotton, linen or silk); consider sparkly for fun and festive!
  • Tapestry needle

If you have an intarsia pattern in mind, bring it with you so you can begin the planning process.

This workshop is intended for advanced-beginner knitters who are confident knitting flat; can achieve consistent gauge in both knits and purls; are able to “read” their knitting; and are not afraid to learn how to work with charts.