To begin, we will look at the basics of colour theory in the context of knitwear, taking into account notions of tone and proportion in relation to fibres and yarns. Next, we will explore three methods of colourwork techniques within hand knitting, all of which allow for a huge amount of creative exploration. The instruction will introduce each category – Fair Isle/Stranded Knitting, Intarsia Knitting and Slip Stitch/Mosaic Knitting – showing knitted examples and explaining the fabric structure and how it is created. Each will be demonstrated and students will work from a simple chart to put this knowledge into practice.
Instructor: Florence Spurling
Materials needed for the workshop, not included in the price:
- A minimum of two contrasting coloured yarns in the same weight (sport/DK/worsted). Have additional yarns on hand if you want to explore, these can be different weights and textures.
- Corresponding needles for your yarn weight. These should be circular to practice knitting Fair Isle/Stranded Knitting in the round.
Included: Seren Shawl pattern by Florence Spurling
Approximate Fingering Weight yarn requirements for the pattern:
- 777 m of MC
- 92 m of CC1
- 66 m of CC2
- 47 m of CC3
- 42 m of CC4
- 23 m of CC5
If you choose to add tassels to the shawl, you will need approximately 2 m extra per tassel.
The amount will only be refunded in case of cancellation, if this is done 1 week in advance, in relation to the day and time scheduled for the Workshop.