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Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts

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Item # 15212996
Instructor : Stephannie Tallent
$39.99 $24.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Discover how to knit fingerless gloves with gorgeous colorwork designs alongside knitting designer and author Stephannie Tallent. Using a basic pattern, find out how to work repeatable stranded motifs to create a personalized look for your mitts, and any future knitting projects.  Discover how to knit fingerless gloves with gorgeous colorwork designs alongside knitting designer and author Stephannie Tallent. Using a basic pattern, find out how to work repeatable stranded motifs to create a personalized look for your mitts, and any future knitting projects. More
Learn to create your own custom stranded colorwork motifs on a pair of fingerless mitts.

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Discover how to knit fingerless gloves with gorgeous colorwork designs alongside knitting designer and author Stephannie Tallent. Using a basic pattern, find out how to work repeatable stranded motifs to create a personalized look for your mitts, and any future knitting projects.
 Discover how to knit fingerless gloves with gorgeous colorwork designs alongside knitting designer and author Stephannie Tallent. Using a basic pattern, find out how to work repeatable stranded motifs to create a personalized look for your mitts, and any future knitting projects.
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   Stephannie Tallent

Stephannie Tallent has been knitting for more than 30 years and designing since 2009. She’s the author of "California Revival Knits," a book of stranded, cable and lace patterns inspired by the 1920s Spanish Revival architecture. She shares her knitting knowledge by teaching both locally and nationally, and loves empowering her students to create their own unique projects.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Fingering-weight yarn (100% wool; 2oz/57g; approx 200 yd/183 m): MC 1 ball, CC 1 ball. Stephannie demonstrates with Elemental Affects Shetland and Cloudborn Highland Fingering
2 . US 1.5 (2.5 mm) knitting needles (your choice of DPNs or circular needles) or size needed to obtain gauge 
3 . US 1 (2.25 mm) knitting needles or one size smaller than that used for gauge
4 . Stitch markers
5 . Scissors
6 . Tape measure
7 . Yarn needle

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Mitten & Chart Basics
00:14:29

Meet Stephannie Tallent and start by looking at the basic fingerless mitt template included in your class materials to make sure you're comfortable reading simple charts. If you've worked a project in the round before, you're in the right place!

Lesson 2 : Creating Custom Charts
00:13:42

Take a closer look at customizing charts using different tools, from paper and pencil to spreadsheets and specialized software.

Lesson 3 : Choosing Colors Confidently
00:23:26

Get creative with color design principles to discover what combinations work best on small projects. Find out when to use contrasting or harmonious colors and see how fiber choice will affect the look of your mitts.

Lesson 4 : Sourcing & Customizing Motifs
00:14:55

With chart and color choices made, you'll see where to find design inspiration. Learn techniques to turn any motif you see into a custom design for your project.

Lesson 5 : Adjusting Motifs to Your Project
00:18:09

Get tips for applying your motif to the mitt template of your size. Then, learn how to add your motif design to your custom chart.

Lesson 6 : Further Customization Options
00:18:03

To wrap up, you'll learn how to tell what areas of the mitt can still be personalized, such as the cuffs. Stephannie will help you add texture and color using a combination of knit, purl and duplicate stitches.



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