A Verb for Keeping Warm
Combining Fair Isle and Intarsia with Florence Spurling - VIRTUAL - Sunday, May 7th
NOTE: This class will be held over Zoom. To participate in a Zoom class, we will send you a link 24 hours before the class start time, which you will use to log in to a group class with Florence. We recommend using a computer to join the class (rather than a phone) as the screen is bigger. This class will not be recorded.
In this colorwork focused class, students will explore the key techniques that are used within the ever-popular Scout Shawl pattern and Mini Scout Shawl pattern (both featured on Ravelry and pictured here). The main differences between Fair Isle and intarsia will be explored, as well as advice on working with multiple yarns at the same time, how to knit intarsia and Fair Isle flat, and how to achieve a professional looking finish when transitioning between pattern blocks.
Students will follow a colorwork chart and put these methods to practice, resulting in a multi- colored and multi-technique swatch. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to tackle other projects that feature flat Fair Isle knitting and intarsia with confidence. No experience in the intarsia method is needed, but it is recommended to have some experience with Fair Isle knitting.
• 2 colors of any weight yarn with appropriate needle size to practice the intarsia technique
• 5 colors of fingering weight yarn with appropriate needle size to work the colorwork chart (the Scout pattern uses a US 4).
We recommend using Verb's Flock yarn, you can see suggested palettes here. If you are in this class, and purchase Flock yarn to be dyed, we will expedite your order, and send it to you in time for class. You can order yarn to be dyed here.
Copies of Florence's Scout shawls can be found on Ravelry.
Includes a handout.
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Time: 10am - noon Pacific Time
Florence Spurling is a textile designer who specializes in knitted, crocheted and embellished fabrications. Originally from Oxfordshire, England, she trained in London where she received a Masters in Textile Design from The Royal College of Art. Florence is passionate about creating unique, tactile and desirable fabrics that display her love of detail and craftsmanship. She creates designs for the contemporary hand knitter that mix colour, texture and pattern in distinctive ways. When not designing under her own name, Florence works on fashion knitwear development for clients such as Anthropologie, Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors. Florence is the author of Designing Knitted Textiles: Machine Knitting for Fashion, Laurence King Publishing, 2021.
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