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Intro to Colorwork Knitting 1: Cruces

Ready to do some of those fabulous colorwork patterns you're seeing on Ravelry? Join Megan for this introduction to stranded colorwork knitting!

This class is designed for experienced knitters, but those new to colorwork knitting. You will use 2 (or more) colors of worsted weight yarn for this lovely tubular cowl - you get to decide! You will learn how to carry your yarn appropriately, the best way to catch floats, how to manage your yarn so it doesn't get all twisted, and color dominance!

Some advice on color choice: Make sure your colors contrast well! It's awful to go through all the work and not be able to see it well!

The pattern is: The Cruces by Hillary Smith Callis. 

Cruces (Latin for crosses) is a thick and cozy cowl with a very simple stranded colorwork pattern that fades into solid bands of Stockinette stitch. The cowl is knit in the round from end to end and twisted before the two ends are joined. This pattern is a wonderful way to practice stranded colorwork and creates a beautiful finished piece that looks more complicated than it is!


Required Materials

Specific yarn requirements: 250 yds/ 230 m each of two colors of Worsted weight or DK weight yarn. Slightly less is fine if you want your cowl to be a little shorter.
+ Scrap yarn for provisional cast on in same weight (smaller is also acceptable). Please be sure this contrasts well! It should also be a smooth and multi-ply yarn (no tweeds, no sparkles, no single-ply)

US 5 (for worsted weight) or US 4 (for DK weight) needles in a 16" length, or size needed to obtain gauge. We will NOT be changing sizes during the colorwork! 
Second circular needle of similar or smaller size (length of 16" or longer)
A crochet hook for the provisional cast on 

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This class is for experienced knitters, but those who are new to colorwork!
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Instruction only
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Intro to Colorwork Knitting 1: Cruces

$ 52.00
Includes Instruction only. Don't forget your 10% discount on yarn for this class!