Interweave Yarn Fest 2018
 

Workshops by Nancy Shroyer

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04/12/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1089, Fair Isle Knitting 101 - $120
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Not all two-color stranded work is Fair Isle; discover what makes this colorwork so popular. Long ago and far away on a small island off the northern coast of Scotland lived some knitters who raised the bar on two-color stranded work. Travel back in time with me to learn about how and why they developed their particular techniques for this important work. Learn how their techniques helped to make the work go faster and easier while you knit a headband. Continental knitting, corrugated ribbing, and catching floats will all be covered as well as the history of Fair Isle knitting.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to cast on, knit, purl, work in the round, be open to using the non knitting hand.

Materials you are required to bring: Size #3 (3.25mm) circular needle, 16" or 20" (not dpns or long needle) for Magic Loop, Size #5 (3.75mm) circular needle 16” or 20” Not dpns or long needle for Magic Loop, 3 balls of yarn DK/sport wt, colors should have good contrast. No variegated yarn. Wool will give best results
Scissors, Size D crochet hook, Pen/pencil


Homework: Yes - contact Nancy Shroyer for homework assignment - nancy@nancy-shroyer.com


1089, Fair Isle Knitting 101 - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
04/12/20186:00 pm - 9:00 pmThursday, April 12, 2018 
1087, Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Continental knitters say they knit faster, with better tension and less movement; it is the more efficient method, requiring the shortest number of specific hand-motions per stitch. I have been a right-handed thrower all my life but learned to knit Continental for Fair Isle knitting. Let me show you how to change hands for knitting, purling, and ribbing. We will also cover training the left hand to work for you for knitting and purling back backwards.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to knit and purl

Materials you are required to bring: U.S. size 8 needles, 50 gram ball of light colored worsted weight yarn, wool preferred.

Homework: None

1087, Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
04/13/20189:00 am - 4:30 pmFriday, April 13, 2018 
1092, Spin a New Yarn: Beyond Basic Spinning - $220
 
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Level: Intermediate Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Spinning

Expand your horizons and break out of your spinning rut! Do you spin the same yarn over and over again? Do you feel stuck, unable to spin for a new project you have in mind? In this class, you'll learn how to stretch your spinning skills, understand the yarn you're making, and make small adjustments for a big impact. Move on to planning the perfect yarn for a project of your dreams, from how much fiber you need to how you should spin, ply, and finish it. We will decide first what the project will be, determine the type of fiber best suited to it, spin an appropriate yarn, then knit a proper swatch.  

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Know how to spin and ply a balanced yarn

Materials you are required to bring: Spinning wheel, at least 3 bobbins, lazy Kate, Niddy Noddy, knitting needles, a variety of sizes of #3 - #9, if they have them. I will have a bunch. Pencil/pen scissors.

Homework: None


1092, Spin a New Yarn: Beyond Basic Spinning - $220 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
04/14/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmSaturday. April 14, 2018 
1088, Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

Continental knitters say they knit faster, with better tension and less movement; it is the more efficient method, requiring the shortest number of specific hand-motions per stitch. I have been a right-handed thrower all my life but learned to knit Continental for Fair Isle knitting. Let me show you how to change hands for knitting, purling, and ribbing. We will also cover training the left hand to work for you for knitting and purling back backwards.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Ability to knit and purl

Materials you are required to bring: U.S. size 8 needles, 50 gram ball of light colored worsted weight yarn, wool preferred.

Homework: None

1088, Learn Continental Knitting from a Right Hand Thrower - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
04/14/20181:30 pm - 4:30 pmSaturday, April 14, 2018 
1091, Dye Self-Striping Yarns - $120
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

How do they make those self-striping sock yarns? The commercial yarn industry uses computers, but knowing the gauge of the knitted yarn, you can mathematically determine how much yarn to dye for any number of rows to produce self-striping yarn. In this class, using a calculator and graph paper, you will design your self-striping socks, then dye the yarn to make it happen.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Willingness to get messy and have FUN!

Materials you are required to bring: Apron or old shirt, 2 large old towels, rubber gloves to keep hands clean, calculator, pen, paper.

Homework: None


1091, Dye Self-Striping Yarns - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer
04/15/20189:00 am - 12:00 pmSunday, April 15, 2018 
1090, Socks to Dye For: Blanks! - $120
 
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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Knitting

A sock blank is an empty canvas, just waiting for you to add color. It can be anything; you just have to let your imagination soar. You could make stripes, a gradient, paint a picture, or even put in a secret message. After dyeing the blank, you get to rip it out and start knitting, and the fun starts all over again. Depending on your choices, it could be a predetermined beauty or an exciting surprise. Your homework assignment, should you choose to take this class, is to Google “Sock blank,” look at some images, and start getting ideas. Nancy will have everything else you need for your masterpiece.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: None

Materials you are required to bring: Apron or old shirt, 2 large old towels, rubber gloves to keep hands clean, pen, paper, ruler

Homework: Yes - contact Nancy Shroyer for homework assignment - nancy@nancy-shroyer.com


1090, Socks to Dye For: Blanks! - $120 [More Info]
Nancy Shroyer