Knit Stranded Colorwork
Learn to knit colorwork while working on an elegant earwarmer. If you've mastered knitting basics and are looking to tackle more complex projects, this workshop is for you! By the end of this class you’ll be ready to tackle larger colorwork patterns of your choosing.
In this three hour workshop, we'll cast on the With the Flow Earwarmer pattern and learn colorwork techniques as we go. You will learn how to:
- Stranded colorwork
- Knitting both Continental and English style at the same time
- Yarn management
- Carrying floats
- Reading a chart
Due to the slow nature of knitting, you may not finish the earwarmer during class hours. However, we will cover all of the trickiest parts of the pattern, and you'll be well-prepared to finish on your own!
SKILL REQUIREMENTS: This is an intermediate level knitting workshop. In order to register, you must have confidence in the following knitting skills, and have practiced them in the recent past. Due to the group nature of this workshop, we will not be able to provide instruction on the below.
- Knitting in the round
- Casting on
- Binding off
Materials + Tools Required
2 skeins of Malabrigo Chunky Yarn in contrasting colors
- 1 pair of size 16" circular needles - US Size 10.5
- 1 row counter or knitting register (optional but helpful)
- Jumbo Stitch Markers
- Jumbo tapestry needle
Yarn, needles & notions will be available for purchase at our shop at a 10% discount!
Date: select start date above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $55 includes three hours of instruction and knitting pattern. Materials are not included. A 10% discount will be honored for all students the day of class, or feel free to swing by to shop in advance!
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Kristin Parker (she/her) is a queer fiber artist currently living on Lenape/Canarsee territory in now-called Brooklyn. Her work centers around interdependence, repair, and connection. Kristin has been knitting for over 25 years and is particularly passionate about knitting socks as well as stranded color work using local fiber. She teaches knitting all over the city in both class formats as well as one-on-ones. Her writing about knitting has been published in Hudson Valley Textile Project’s publication Common Threads. Kristin is also very involved in the Fibershed movement and is co-leading the expansion of the New York Fibershed with NY Textile Lab. Though knitting is Kristin’s main squeeze she also adores spinning her own yarn, visible mending, natural dyeing, sewing, and dabbling in many other crafts. She is also an organizer with SURJ NYC, focusing on Indigenous Solidarity work. Connect with her at @kpmadethings on instagram.