Beginner: No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything!
Beginner Plus: You have taken a 101 class or equivalent. You are familiar with threading your machine or know basic knit or crochet stitches.
Intermediate: You’ve got a few projects under your belt. You’ve made a few things and are looking to increase your knowledge.
Advanced: You know quite a bit about your chosen craft and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
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Workshop meets Saturday, September 15th from 10am - 1pm
The Kraai Mitts are a small project to get you started with Marlisle (a combination of marl and colorwork, aka fairisle) an unusual technique for creating decorative texture and color shifts with a particular focus on seamless knitting in the round. As an entry point into understanding this novel approach, you’ll cast on a Kraai Mitt, from Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting, under Anna’s expert guidance. A speedy, engrossing little project inspired by old fashioned leather driving gloves with arrows on the fronts that echo birds in flight or road markings. Knitted in the round, they use increases and decreases to create traveling stitches that mean there’s an interesting shaped chart to follow. The thumb uses buttonhole construction in a way that will likely improve all your future buttonholes! Suitable for a range of skill levels, but perhaps most exciting for knitters who have experimented with stranded colorwork and intarsia and understand the limitations of these existing techniques.
For additional information about homework and materials needed, download the informational packet here.
Anna Maltz is an avid sweaterspotter and knit detective who sees the world through yarn-tinted spectacles. She is an independent knitting pattern designer with a background in Fine Art and writes a regular column and the occasional pattern for Pom Pom Magazine. She lives in London and teaches all over the world. You can find her as @sweaterspotter on Instagram and at www.annamaltz.com.
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