In this class, knitters will learn stranded colourwork while creating a warm winter hat (pictured). We will begin by learning different ways to hold the two yarns, how to ensure the unused yarn is not carried too tightly, catching floats, colour dominance and choosing yarns that will work well together to showcase the pattern.

You will need: 

  • 1 x 3.75mm 40 cm needle
  • 1 x 4.5mm 40 cm needle
  • 1 x 4.5mm 80cm needle
  • darning needle
  • Two shades of 10-ply wool or wool blend (50 grams of one shade and 30 grams of another). Choose two colours of yarn with high contrast. Suggested yarns are Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Quince & Co Owl, Katia Cotton-Merino or Outlaw Yarns Nyx.

Participants should be comfortable with knit and purl, casting on and knitting in the round.

Homework: 

If you are using a yarn that is a heavier worsted like the Shelter or Katia Cotton-Merino, you should:
On 3.75mm (40cm) needles, using your main colour, cast on 86 sts and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
K1P1 rib around for 6 rows.
Change to 4.5mm needles (40cm) and in the first row *K20, Kfb, K21, Kfb* repeat twice (90sts)
Knit one more row even
[kfb - knit into front and back of stitch, increasing one stitch]

If you are using a lighter worsted yarn like Quince & Co. Owl or Outlaw Yarns Nyx, you should:
On 3.75mm (40cm) needles, using your main colour, cast on 96 sts and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
K1P1 rib around for 7 rows.
Change to 4.5mm needles (40cm) and in the first row *K7, Kfb* repeat 12 times (108sts)
Knit one more row even
[kfb - knit into front and back of stitch, increasing one stitch]

You will leave with: A partially completed hat and the skills to complete it, along with the confidence to create more colour work projects.

Cost: $70 You're also entitled to a 10% discount on purchases in store on the day.

Your teacher: Tash Childers
Tash has been knitting ever since her grandmother taught her at 8 years of age. She was always a fearless knitter, tackling an all-over intarsia vest for her mum as her first garment when she was 12. While taking time off from Mathematics teaching to raise her children, she taught many of her friends to knit and co-ordinated a mothers’ group for knitters. She is passionate about sharing the joy of knitting with others and helping knitters to improve their skills, so they have the confidence to tackle any project.

Terms and conditions

  • Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot. 
  • Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed.
  • We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation. 
  • If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use it as a store credit, or be issued a full refund. 
  • Cancelling a class – you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. Less than 7 days prior, we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot. Once a course has started, we are unable to provide a refund for change of mind or cancellations. 

Please see our general Classes & Workshops page for our FAQ.

SKU WS-KN-TC-FAIRISLE
Brand Workshops

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