Knit Night is currently on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm. All are welcome! Social distancing may be difficult based on number of attendees and size of space. If you are not vaccinated, masks are required! We will meet upstairs, so please come to the back door. Knit Night is currently on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm. All are welcome! Social distancing may be difficult based on number of attendees and size of space. If you are not vaccinated, masks are required! We will meet upstairs, so please come to the back door.

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Knit Nights
Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:00pm


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  • Knitting with Multiple Colors

    Knitting with Multiple Colors
    Nightshift by Andrea Mowry

    Knitting with Multiple Colors

    Looking for a video that shows these same techniques but in slow motion? Click here for instructions on how to slow down any YouTube video.

     

    1 - Changing Colors

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    This demonstrates the basic technique of switching from one color to another.

     

    2 - Carrying Color for Stripes

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    This is a technique for working stripes that allows you to carry the yarn up the side.

     

    3 - Reading Colorwork Charts

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    This video explains how to read a colorwork chart if you find one in your pattern. 

     

    4 - Intarsia

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    This is an intermediate colorwork technique that involves knitting a section of one color surrounded by another color. It differs from Fair Isle because it does not require you to carry floats in the back.

     

    5 - Fair Isle Techniques

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    This video gives a good overview of the Fair Isle colorwork technique.

     

    6 - Carrying Fair Isle Floats

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    This is video shows a couple methods for carrying floats in Fair Isle colorwork. The explanations begin at 2:37 if you would like to skip ahead.

     

    7 - Alternating Hand-Dyed Yarns

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    This video explains how and why you want to alternate hand dyed yarns to avoid pooling. The explanation begins at 1:57 if you would like to skip ahead.

     

    8 - Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch

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    This video explains the differences between intarsia colorwork and the duplicate stitch technique.

     

    9 - Mosaic Knitting

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    This video gives a great explanation of what mosaic knitting is and how to read a charted pattern. Her demonstration is a bit tricky to see as it is faraway, check out the video below for a better close up example.

    Knit Freedom

    This video will give you a better visual of how to actually knit the mosaic technique. The pattern example in this video does not use a chart and is just another way of expressing the same concept.

     

    Looking for a colowork technique you don't see listed here? Send us an email with suggestions or questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.