Be careful, this project is addicting, you may find yourself making more than one - they make wonderful holiday gifts!
Stranded knitting (sometimes called Fair Isle) is a knitting technique used to create patterns using multiple colors of yarn. The use of multiple colors makes the knitted fabric look quite complex. But don’t be fooled! Only two colors are used in any given row and the knitting is usually worked in the round making it easy to see the pattern.
Steeking is a Scottish word meaning to fasten or close. It is the steek that allows a knitter to work stranded knitting in the round and still knit a cardigan. The steek creates a place in the knitting that can be cut to create an opening after the knitting is completed, turning a pullover into a cardigan!
For this class we will be using Steek This Coffee Cozy to learn stranded knitting and steeking.
This is a two session class.
Thursdays, April 6 and 13 from 1pm - 3pm
Prerequisites: The student must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.
Skills Taught: Stranded knitting, chart reading, steeking, button holes and inserting a zipper.
Materials: (To be purchased at GarenHuis Yarn Studio)
Steek This Coffee Cozy, a free pattern on Ravelry.
- 4 or 5 colors of a 100% wool (not superwash) in a worsted weight, see pattern for yardages (leftovers are great for this!)
- Needles in size US 5 (DPNs or circular).
- Three matching buttons
- Crochet hook - size F.
- Tapestry needle.
- Sharp scissors and stitch markers.
Homework: Complete bottom ribbing before first class meets.
Class Size: Minimum of 4 students, maximum 8 students
To Register, you may either:
- Add to cart and purchase online
- Call us at (616) 294-3492
- Stop in the store and register
Class will be held at GarenHuis Yarn Studio