Crisscrossing the Rainbow: Color Cables

$50.00

Instructor: Harry Wells

Availability: In stock

One can spend a knitting lifetime exploring the various lovely twists and turns that make up regular cable combinations. Now, add color to that mix! One-color cable patterns against a different background color, different color cable strands meandering all over and among each other, striped cables, and bi-color rope cables are some of the combinations covered. You will learn how to convert a cable chart into a color cable schematic using graph paper and/or a charting program. Bring your colored pencils for some creative color fun and then knit up your creation.
Skills: Participants should be able to accomplish basic long tail cast-on, and basic stitches such as knit, purl, K2tog, SSK, yo, and know how to do a basic rope cable. Knowledge of how to read knitting chart with cable symbols.

Class is Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:15AM EST

Supplies:

  • Three balls (25 gr each) of worsted weight yarn in light to medium colors.
  • An additional ball in dark color optional to use for background color. Wool or predominantly wool blend yarn recommended.
  • Needles in size you normally use for worsted weight. (For most people, that means US size 6, 7, or 8)
  • Stitch markers
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Cable needle (straight is preferable rather than U shaped version)
  • Scissors (basically bring your regular knitting accessory bag)

Homework:
None

Skills needed:
Participants should be able to accomplish basic long tail cast-on, and basic stitches such as knit, purl, K2tog, SSK, yo, and know how to do a basic rope cable. Knowledge of how to read knitting chart with cable symbols.

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