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Strange Brew - Alexa Ludeman

  • Atrium Inn Cypress 2889 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A1 Canada (map)

Make a start on designing your own colourwork yoke sweater following our versatile 'Strange Brew' recipe! http://tincanknits.com/pattern-TCK-strangebrew.html

We'll explore the design of a circular yoke worked either bottom up, or top down. In this two-session intensive workshop we'll explore yarn choices, colour combinations, and each participant will get one-on-one feedback on their unique yoke design. We'll also take a look at different ways to swatch and tools for developing designs both with pencil and graph paper, and by experimentation on the needles.

I encourage each of you to cast on and begin your project; either by making a swatch hat or cowl, or by getting started directly on your yoke sweater!

Skills required: - stranded colourwork knitting
- A knowledge of how to read multi-size knitting patterns
- An understanding of gauge
- A willingness to experiment!

Student materials: Yarn - 2 or more colours in either sock, DK, or aran weight yarn of the sort you would like to make a sweater in. I suggest you start with 50-100g of your main colour plus small amounts of contrast colours for swatching at a minimum.


- Needles to match the above yarn to achieve a gauge of 6.5 sts per inch in sock or sport weight, 5.5 sts / inch in DK weight, or 4.5 sts / inch in Aran weight, plus needles suitable for ribbing gauge (typically 2 sizes smaller than the main fabric gauge is sufficient). You'll likely want 16" circulars (or DPNs), in the smaller size, and possibly also 24" and 36" circulars in the larger size.

- Stitch dictionaries or patterns for inspiration, pencil, eraser, pens, colouring pens or pencils if desired, graph paper

Cost: $120