The Joy (No, Really) of Intarsia

Franklin Habit

Friday AM

Intarsia is a bold, powerful technique with a severe image problem. Some say it’s ugly. Others say it’s complicated. We disagree. When practiced properly and used with skill, intarsia is capable of creating fresh and beautiful multi-color fabrics unlike anything else in knitting. And it’s fun. In this eye- and mind-opening introductory session, we’ll learn and practice the fundamentals; and then begin to explore the possibilities that lie in playing with color, texture, fiber; and in designing your own charts.

Skill level: Students must be fully fluent in the basics of knitting (casting on, knit and purl, shaping, etc.) and willing to work from charts.

Material Fee: $0

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Student Supplies: Two balls of smooth, even worsted weight yarn (for example: Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted, Hikoo Simpliworsted, Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted, Red Heart Chic Sheep Merino Worsted), each in a different solid or semi-solid color. Needles (straight or circular) to give you a nice, firm gauge using your choice of yarn. Pencil with eraser, scissors, tapestry needle. Materials for note-taking are strongly encouraged.

Homework: None