Aleks Byrd Designs


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Steek with Confidence
11:00 AM11:00

Steek with Confidence


August 17th 11am -2pm at A Yarn Story

 Conquer the fear of cutting your knits! Steeking is a great technique to use to make cardigans out of sweaters and so much more. In a friendly and supportive group, we will take the plunge and cut knit swatches. 

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Embellished Colourwork Knitting
11:00 AM11:00

Embellished Colourwork Knitting

Add an extra detail and skill to your next knitting project by learning a few unique and colourful Estonian techniques. Roositud is an Estonian inlay technique to create the appearance of embroidery by creating a motif from contrasting coloured floats on the right side of your knitting. Estonian knitting features many different types of braids. Braids add a bit of texture, height and interest to any cuff or hem. Knitters will knit sampler wristlets.

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Colourwork Knitting
11:00 AM11:00

Colourwork Knitting

Explore the possibilities of colourful patterns by learning how to knit stranded colourwork. Learn different methods to knit with two colours, and how to select yarn and create interesting colour combinations. Knitters will knit sampler wristlets.

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9:00 AM09:00

Knitwork 2018 Color & Knit- Estonian Mittens

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Experiment and explore colors in stranded color work knitting by doing a bit of coloring and knitting.


Try working with two or more colors, shading, striping and playing with variegated yarns to knit mittens as well as incorporating knitted braid varieties. This workshop will explore making color choices for mittens with techniques that can be applied to other knitting projects.

There are two workshop sessions:

10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

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10:00 AM10:00

Bath Knitting & Crochet Guild Choosing & Mixing colours for Fair Isle knitting


During the session you'll be able to experiment with colour combinations by colouring charts with coloured pencils and then knitting. Knitters will be provided with patterns from the Color & Knit Mittens book to play with colouring and beginning knitting. I will show you samples of colour dominance, colour blending and shading with gradients/ombres and as well as variegated and speckled dyed yarns for an illusion of more than 2 colours

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