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Saturday, October 20 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
STRANTARSIA Working Patches of Colourwork in the Round - Sat AM - SOLD OUT

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We all know that intarsia can’t be done in the round. (Well, you can do some sorts of things that involve working back and forth, and seaming up the side, but it’s not really possible to do it properly.)

You CAN, however, work a panel of stranded (think fair-isle) knitting in the round, where the colourwork does not go all the way round the piece, but is only worked in one specific area.

This is a technique that I have pioneered myself, and it’s really fun to do. Its applications are many and various. You can, for example, put a contrasting motif on the ankle of a sock, or a sports logo on the front of a hat. Fancy working a patch of colour work into the breast of a jumper knitted in the round? Thought you could only achieve it with duplicate stitch after the event? Not any more! Now you can add little patches of stranded colourwork anywhere you like in your in-the-round projects.

Skills covered: Knitting Back Backwards (the ability to work your knitting from the right needle to the left, so that you don’t need to turn the work), How to create the Strantarsia panel itself, and the mechanics of how it works, Tips on joining the colours so that there are no holes where one section flows into the next.
Skill level:  Beginner - This is a class that will be suitable for knitters with some experience of stranded/fair-isle knitting, who are comfortable with working with two colours at the same time, and working in the round, and who are looking to expand their horizons.


Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Bldg D 41.936412, -73.908597
  • Workshop Duration 3 hr