Anna speaks perfectly Dutch so language should not be a problem.
Maximum participant is 15 per workshop.
Marlisle is a new system of creating decorative texture and colour shifts in handknitted fabric with a particular focus on seamless knitting in the round. By separating out two yarns generally being held together to form a marl base, Marlisle allows patches of stranded colourwork to be scattered around a garment or accessory without the use of intarsia while avoiding unworkably long floats. It can be used to adapt existing patterns, combine different weights of yarn and overcome frustrations like jogging stripes when knitting in the round.
This class is an introduction to the technique of Marlisle and how to apply it to new and previously bookmarked projects with a focus on utilising your stash. You’ll create a circular swatch from your own design drawn on stitch related graph paper. Suitable for a range of skill levels, but perhaps most exciting for confident and adventurous knitters who understand the limitations of existing techniques. The aim is to send you off inspired.
Existing knowledge required:
– experience of colourwork
– knitting in the round
– designing a stitch pattern on stitch related graph paper
– working a swatch in the round, including basic knotted steek
– thinking outside the box
– combining colours
– laying the foundations for a personal project
– deducing tension
Students to bring :
– 4ply weight yarn in 2 contrasting, but harmonious colours. For example Jamieson and Smith, Jamieson or Uilenstad.
– 3.5mm circular needles long enough for magic loop or DPNs. Students can bring a range of sizes from 2.5 mm to 4.5mm, if they wish to adjust for their personal tension.
– 2 different coloured pencils
This is a four-hour class in two parts. The first class is on Friday april 22th from 19:00 until 21:00 o’clock.
The second part of this class is on Saturday april 23th from 14:00 until 16:30 o’clock.
Location: ‘Breiruimte 3’
Prize: € 99.00 early bird price, on the show € 119.00
Only the second part is being held during the opening hours of the Dutch Knittingdays (market is open), so you need to also buy a dayticket for Saturday.