Stephen West Is Back January 23 & 24,2018…
Color Play the Westknits Way!
This class is all about showing off beautiful yarns with simple techniques combined in clever ways. We will play with stripes, short rows, and holding two strands of yarn together to create marled colorful fabrics. Stephen will show off a colorful array of Westknits designs while encouraging you to look at yarn in a new way.
Bring a variety of colorful fingering weight yarns for swatching and US 8 or 9 needles. Lace weight mohair will also be great to play with during this class.
If you would like to start a Westknits pattern later in the class, bring yarn, needles, and pattern and Stephen will help you get started with your new project.
Amazing Technicolor Dream Sweater
Marled Magic Shawl
Marled Magic Sweater
Speckle & Pop Shawl
or any other Westknits design you would like help to make extra fun and colorful!
Requirements: You should be able to cast on, bind off, knit and purl.
Class duration: 3 hours
Difficulty level: All skill levels welcome
Shawl Design with Westknits
Stephen West uses his popular shawl designs to talk about shape, construction, and drape. Stephen will share his favorite shaping methods using top-down construction and short rows to explore the endless possibilities of shawl design. We will begin an adaptation of a shawl shape that Stephen provides or if you are adventurous, you can start your own shawl design!
Bring a palette of fingering or DK weight yarns to start your new shawl. I recommend bringing 2-3 skeins for a smaller shawl. Bring 5 or more skeins for a larger sized shawl with more options. You could try a shawl using neutrals with color pop accents or bring a speckled fade of beautiful hand dyed colors that inspire you.
(BOTH CLASSES $$$ 125.00 EACH NO REFUNDS OR STORE CREDIT SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS EACH CLASS)