Interweave Yarn Fest 2018
 

Workshops by Courtney Kelley

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04/12/20189:00 am - 4:30 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1084, Demystifying Lace Knitting Charts - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Using the Meadowsweet Shawl as a guide, students will learn the basics of reading lace from a charted pattern, including deciphering a chart key, counting stitches, checking gauge, how to decipher individual stitches, checking to see if mistakes have been made and how to fix them after the fact, and working multiple repeats within a single row. Through informative anecdotes, in-class demonstrations, and a healthy dose of humor we guarantee you will not only learn to knit lace from charts, but love doing so!

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: One skein of a heavy lace or lightweight fingering yarn in a light, solid color. No mohair or textured yarns, please. Needles US Size 6 24" circular.

Homework: None

1084, Demystifying Lace Knitting Charts - $220 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn
04/13/20189:00 am - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1048, Winged Faroese Shawls - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Students will learn the basic construction, theory, and history of this unique shawl shape. Knitters are so inventive, and the Faroese style shawl is proof of that. It's shape and construction are truly unique, and this garment exists to be a truly utilitarian item of clothing. We will knit a small version of a basic shawl so that we can cover all of its elements: Dividing the work into the three main components (two wings and center panel), lace borders, decreasing rates to create the telltale butterfly wing shaping, shoulder shaping, and grafting the final neck stitches.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students should be familiar with knitting from lace charts.

Materials you are required to bring: US Size 8 (5mm) 24" circular needle. NOTE: Sirri Faroese yarn is very rustic. If you are averse to knitting with a traditional coarse wool, please bring a 100% wool lace weight yarn of your choice in a solid, light color

Homework: None


1048, Winged Faroese Shawls - $220 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley
04/14/20189:00 am - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1083, Beyond Stripes - $220
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

In this class, students will learn the basics of stranded color work, including reading charts and properly blocking your work. In class, students will make a sampler illustrating many regional styles of colorwork: Fair Isle, Selbu, Setesdal, and even Bohus knitting. Less familiar techniques like embroidery, intarsia, and roositud will also be covered. Students will be provided with worsted weight yarn in a range of gorgeous colors from The Fibre Co. Please bring double pointed needles in size 7 US (or whatever needle they are comfortable working in worsted weight yarn). We'll also cover two-handed color work, tacking long floats, proper tension, and choosing colors for optimal effect.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must know how to knit comfortably in the round.

Materials you are required to bring: 16" circular needle in US Size 6, 7, OR 8 - or size to comfortably work with worsted weight yarns.

Homework: None

1083, Beyond Stripes - $220 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn
04/15/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1047, Bohus Knitting - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

The Swedish workshop founded by Emma Jacobsson, Bohus knitting is best known for its beautiful handknitted items made famous in the late 1930s through the 60s for their attention to detail, innovative design and color, and exacting standards of craftsmanship. Traditional Bohus patterns utilized a fine weight angora and wool blend to create a gorgeous halo and tonal gradations of color. The addition of purl stitches and the sometimes third (or fourth or fifth) color per row opened up limitless design possibilities for the knitter. In this class we will learn a bit about the history of Bohus knitting as well as the technique used to create its masterful effects.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Students must be comfortable knitting in the round on double pointed needles or using magic loop.

Materials you are required to bring: 1“ set US 2 (2.75 mm) dpns + 1“ set US 3 (3.25 mm) dpns.

Homework: None


1047, Bohus Knitting - $120 [More Info]
Courtney Kelley