Starting Stranding (Finished)

Basic Two-colour Knitted Hat

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Date: Saturdays,11 Apr, 1:00pm-3:00pm & 18 Apr, 1:00pm-2:00pm (2 sessions, 3 hours total)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $35 + HST
Learn the ups and downs of 2-colour knitting, holding one colour in each hand and catching each stitch at the back of the work, while you make this lovely, warm, simple hat.

Techniques covered
  • knitting with 2 colours in the round
  • weaving in floats while you knit
  • knitting in the round with 2 circular needles
Skill prerequisites

Students must be comfortable with knitting in the round with one colour.

Homework

Before the first class, students should:

  • download the free pattern (from Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowflower-hat-3) and print it out
  • purchase yarn and circular needles if you do not have them
  • cast on in the Main Colour and knit the ribbing for the start of the hat, taking care to check gauge
  • arrive at class with the hat on the needles ready to start the colour section of the hat
Materials

Bring the following materials to class:

  • Snowflower Hat Pattern
  • yarn suitable for the pattern, in 2 strongly contrasting colours (one could be a variegated yarn if you wish)
  • 2 circular knitting needles ( one 16” and one longer) in size US 5 (3.75 mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • circular knitting needle (16”) in size US 4 (3.5 mm) for ribbing
  • stitch markers

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