Stranded Knitting Basics featuring Baa-ble Cowl

Regular price $60.00

Featuring the Baa-ble Cowl Pattern by Donna Smith

Instructor Jenni Lehman                 Cost: $60.00                 Level: Intermediate

Kit 30 (includes yarn and pattern) cost: $45 (purchase separately on kit page)

Dates and Times:

Class One - Sat, Jan 23 - 1:00 pm 2 hours  
Class Two - Sat, Jan 30 - 1:00 pm 2 hours  

Create an adorable cowl for yourself or a gift for someone special while learning tips and techniques for stranded knitting.  This pattern is ideal for a first stranded knitting project or for trying new stranded techniques.  Made with Aran or worsted weight yarn it’s a fast and enjoyable knit.  #baablehat

Class Focus:  There isn’t one ‘right’ way to do stranded knitting.  The class will focus on the basics we can learn from the stranded knitting experts around the world – Shetland, Norway, Finland and even the US.  Find the techniques that work for you in selecting colors, holding two strands of yarn, reading a chart, capturing floats and make a beautiful pattern. 

Pattern: Baa-ble Cowl and Mitten by Donna Smith  (This is a kit that must be purchased from Knit This, Purl That, and includes yarn and pattern. Kit 30)

Skill required for the class: cast-on, confident knit stitch, successful beginner projects completed, experience following a pattern.  Experience working in the round is helpful but not necessary if you are an experienced knitter.

Techniques the class with cover: stranded knitting (knitting with two colors), knitting with both strands in one hand, knitting with one stand in each hand, carrying floats, color selection and reading a chart

Yarn and needles: The Baa-ble Cowl Kit contains the pattern and yarn to make a 7- 11” cowl.  You can select from two color ways – Day Sheep or Night Sheep.  Needles are not provided.  You will need a 24” circular needle in size #6 and #7 (or the needle to get gauge.) 

Explore the pattern:

Class structure:

Two 2 hour classes 

Class One: The basics of knitting with two colors at once.  Finding your preferred style for holding two strands of yarn and then developing the skill to get ready to make your project. 

Class Two: Planning and creating your stranded project.  Techniques for knitting with two colors/stranded knitting and reading charts to create beautiful patterns

*** Please note that this kit must be purchased at Knit This Purl That! 10 % off supplies for all classes.  This kit is under the Knitting Kits section, kit 30.