Ann Weaver Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting: The Albers Cowl (5/16)
Total Qty Available : 3
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Sat 5/16/2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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, annweaverknits.com) ; 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.
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