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Multicolor Techniques in Lace Knitting

Class Description

Achieving a pleasing balance of color and design

An exploratory class in color theory, techniques and tips for lace knitting with multiple colors. e.g.

  • changing colors and hiding ends
  • design schemes based on Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Ratio
  • working lace intarsia
  • using variegated yarns (what works for lace, what doesn't and why)
Reversible Lace Cables Scarf
Reversible Lace Cables Scarf in Heritage Yarns hand-dyed color Sagebrush

  • Prerequisites: Basic lace knitting skills.
  • Students bring yarn and knitting needles if they want to participate in practice exercises.
  • Additional student materials fee: $10 per student (includes class workbook).
  • Duration: 3 - 6 hours. The longer version of class allows time to cover all topics; for shorter classes and program seminars, not all topics are covered depending on time.

Interested in scheduling?

Contact Jackie E-S for availability and filling out a contract.

See Classes Offered for other knitting workshops and program seminars I offer.

References of some places where Multicolor Techniques in Lace Knitting has been/will be taught

  • Mosaic Yarn Studio, Des Plaines IL September 9, 2007 (3 hour class).
  • Knit at Night Guild 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, Houston TX August 25 - 27, 2006 (3 hour class).
  • Dallas Hand Knitters Guild, Dallas TX May 2, 2006. (program seminar titled "Lace Knitting in a 'Color Full' World")
  • YARNOVER 20th Annual Minnesota Knit Together sponsored by the Minnesota Knitter's Guild, Minneapolis MN April 29, 2006 (3 hour class).
  • Riverside Knitting Guild, Riverside CA October 7, 2005. (6 hour class)
  • Sixth Annual Boise Lace Knitting Retreat, Boise ID October 2 - 7, 2004 (4 hour class). During this retreat, I also taught Knitted Lace Edgings, What to Look for in a Yarn, and the "Designing and Charting Your Own Lace" module of Simply Elegant Knitted Lace.
  • Westchester Knitting Guild, Irvington NY Nov 13, 2004 (6 hour class).

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

Email address: jackie@heartstringsfiberarts.com
Phone: 678-262-6338 or 877-764-2747 (toll-free in US)
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