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Join us at Park City Peak Hotel with Kyle Kunnecke! We will stay at the amazing Peaks Hotel with all of its mid-century charm.
Kyle Kunnecke has a not-so-secret passion for colorwork. Through his fiber
workshops he provides inspiration to his students, exploring the skills necessary to
continue their personal knitting journeys. His patterns are published in books and
magazines, by yarn companies, and under his label, Kyle William. His book, Urban
Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe
showcases projects that utilize some of the techniques he loves to share. Learn
more about Kyle and his work: www.kylewilliam.com.
In this class we will explore the process of designing a color work cowl. From edge trims to motif layout and the importance of scale, the process will be broken down into a series of manageable steps. I will explain how I go about developing a pattern, while sharing tips and tricks I have learned along the way. At the end of the class students will have swatched, completed all the necessary calculations, and even cast on for their very own design!
2-4 skeins of different colors of yarn, all worsted weight, circular knitting needles appropriate for the yarn you have selected (I like to have a variety of needles with me when creating a new design), stitch markers, pencil, stick ruler, measuring tape, calculator, sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart, and the usual knitting bag filled with treasures.
Ever looked at the "wrong side" of a stranded, hand-knit garment and see no floats? Do you wonder what was done to hide those floats and make it so beautifully finished? The answer may very well be what some refer to as "Armenian Knitting", or what I call "Locked Floats." The technique is simple, and creates a wonderfully even fabric. In this class, we will first review how to carry floats across the back of the work (traditional), and then learn this simple technique that results in a beautifully woven "wrong side". We will address increasing and decreasing "in pattern", and cover tricks that help to make projects look more
polished. You'll leave with a good understanding of how to work this technique, along with a series of swatches you'll be able to use for future reference.
One skein each of 2 colors of worsted weight yarn (Solid-color, wool yarns, with medium to high contrast work best), appropriately-sized circular knitting needles (bring a few different sizes or an interchangeable needle set), ruler, stitch markers, note taking materials, sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart, knitting bag filled with its usual treasures.
With darker yarn, CO 40 sts. Row 1: purl, Row 2: knit, row 3: pu
Cutting our knitting may seem like the stuff of nightmares, but in a controlled environment following a few simple steps; it’s a tool that makes stranded knitting a dream. In this workshop we will face our fears while learning to master the skills required to steek knitted fabric, and explore the steps necessary to create a beautifully finished edge. Once we have learned a few ways to divide the fabric, we will continue our adventure by learning how to install a zipper by hand.
Worsted weight, solid color wool (such as HiKoo® Simpliworsted) in the main color of your swatch, and a second partial ball in a color that compliments/contrasts with the swatches worked, circular knitting needles one size smaller than those used for your homework swatch, and the usual knitting bag filled with treasures.