Our “Alternate Universe” Summer 2020 KAL is going to be our first Zoom KAL! This is a color work project that uses simple colorwork techniques and a basic seamless pullover frame to give a beautiful sweater! The color work portion takes advantage of a highly variegated or gradient yarn to yield a real depth of movement. As with most color projects, high contrast makes things pop.
Hinterland is by Jennifer Steingass and is available on Ravelry. The pattern will be included in the class fee or I can do an in-store purchase for you if you would like just the pattern. The pattern uses fingering or sport weight yarn, I used Aspen which is a sport weight wool and cashmere blend from Baah Yarns. The pattern is very inclusive, offered in 13 sizes!
You are welcome to use stash yarns and I have several kit options arriving from Baah using their new summer 2020 palette. In the first class I will go over the Hinterland sizing options, collar/cuff options, stranding basics and demo, and German short rows. Subsequent classes will address stranding questions, sleeves and pattern modifications. Video links will be provided as well.
To enhance the sense that we really are knitting together and the world is normal, we will have our Zoom class on our usual Sunday afternoons. You’ll need to provide your own coffee and cookies, but let’s pretend we’re gathered around the shop table! We can start with 3 separate Sundays for an hour long Zoom session and extend more as needed!
- cast on, bind-off
- basic color work
- short row basics
Materials for workshop:
- Main color 1100-2200 yards fingering or sport weight yarn in solid or mildly tonal
- Contrast color 210-330 yards fingering or sport weight yarn in gradient or variegated
- #3, #5 and #6 in 16” and 32” circulars
- 1 ring marker
Dates: Sundays August 16th, 30th and September 20th 2020