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Ann Weaver Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting: The Albers Cowl (5/16)

Type: class

Total Qty Available : 2

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Sat 5/16/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

“Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting: The Albers Cowl” workshop,

Whether doing Fair Isle, Intarsia, Stripes, or modular patterns, knitters are constantly faced with color choices. Learn everything you need to know about color theory, including lightness, saturation, hue, and complimentary colors. With her treasure trove of swatches and projects, Ann will explain how different colors interact with each other. Participants will receive a personal color wheel, to help in choosing future color combinations!

Ann will then teach us how to knit her Albers Cowl, using Log Cabin knitting techniques. This project is great for experimenting with what you have learned about color in the workshop, as it uses small portions of yarn and simple techniques. And even though the only stitch used will be the knit stitch, this class is a great chance for knitters to learn and improve finishing techniques while beginning an Albers project. You will learn how to measure gauge in garter stitch; neatly pick up stitches from both horizontal and vertical edges; how to master the sewn bind-off and the mattress stitch (used to join the three squares of the Cowl); and how to keep it all really square.

Skills Needed: Previous knowledge of casting on and knitting in garter stitch, and experience with using fingering-weight yarn on small needles

Materials needed: individual pattern for the Albers Cowl (available online for $5 via Ravelry or though Ann’s website, ; US #2 straight or circular needles (any length); and fingering-weight yarn for the first square (at least two colors).

Homework: Participants also need to bring a completed center square of one of the cowl blocks.


Since 1971, we have sponsored workshops to give students the opportunity to study with exceptional instructors in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique village. Our workshops are held on the second floor of the Bethuel Harris Mill which sits at the end of the canal overlooking the mill pond and originally operated on water-power. This beautiful brick building was built in the 1830’s as a spinning mill for locally raised wools and it now houses our retail shop on the first floor and provides excellent studio space for our students on the second floor. It is relished for its sunlit windows, fresh air and tranquility. In order to create the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom, we limit enrollment in our workshops. Most classes meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while class is in session. During the 5 day classes, students will have the opportunity to tour our spinning mill and listen to a talk on the history of Harrisville. Yarn and other materials for the workshops are usually included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable.
or call us: 603-827-3996 Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
in our store, including our floor looms