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Fun With Custom Colorwork

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Item # 15241268
Instructor : Anne Berk
$39.99 $29.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Personalize your designs by learning how to mix and match colorwork styles alongside Master Knitter Anne Berk. With these tips and tricks, you'll be ready to to choose the best stitch combinations and get the exact look you want.  Personalize your designs by learning how to mix and match colorwork styles alongside Master Knitter Anne Berk. With these tips and tricks, you'll be ready to to choose the best stitch combinations and get the exact look you want. More
Express your love of color by creating your own custom motifs!

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Personalize your designs by learning how to mix and match colorwork styles alongside Master Knitter Anne Berk. With these tips and tricks, you'll be ready to to choose the best stitch combinations and get the exact look you want.
 Personalize your designs by learning how to mix and match colorwork styles alongside Master Knitter Anne Berk. With these tips and tricks, you'll be ready to to choose the best stitch combinations and get the exact look you want.
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   Anne Berk

Anne Berk is a knitting instructor and an optometric physician. She graduated from the The Knitting Guild of America's Master Handknitting Program in 2003. Anne has designed for many yarn companies, including Blue Moon Fiber Arts and Simply Socks Yarn Co., and had her patterns and articles published in PieceWork, Sockupied, ColorKnits, Twist Collective and more. She is also the author of "Annetarsia Knits: A New Link to Intarsia."

Materials: What you Need

1 . FOR THE HOLIDAY STOCKING
2 . Worsted-weight yarn. Anne uses Cloudborn Superwash Worsted (Superwash Merino, 100 g / 221 yds / 202 m) 
3 . Sock-weight yarn for embroidery. Anne uses  Merino Superwash Sock Twist (Superwash Merino, 100g / 467 yds / 427 m) 
4 . US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16 in (40 cm)  circular needle for body
5 . US size 7 (4.5 mm)  double-pointed needles or 2 circular needles for toe
6 . Stitch markers
7 . Chenille needle or yarn needle
8 . Optional: Fabric for lining,  sewing machine and/or needle and thread in matching color

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Reading Combined Colorwork Charts
00:14:22

Meet Anne Berk! To start, you'll learn the benefits of combining colorwork techniques across your projects. Anne will also go over a quick review of charts to help when creating your own later on in class.

Lesson 2 : Using Traditional Colorwork as a Base
00:35:49

Brush up on two ways for adding large blocks of color: intarsia and Fair Isle. You'll find out how to use intarsia for color changes that don't affect the density of your work and fair isle when you want colors to switch back and forth.

Lesson 3 : Embellishing With Sewn Colorwork
00:28:48

Anne shares tips for sewing on color with duplicate stitch and simple types of embroidery. You'll see how these methods add vibrancy and texture, and even help you fix small mistakes.

Lesson 4 : Design Inspiration & Considerations
00:12:40

Before you can start knitting unique colorwork combinations, you'll need to have a design in mind. Anne will help bring your ideas to life with tips to organize your motifs based on technique.

Lesson 5 : Motif Planning & Testing
00:16:57

After choosing your design, you'll make sure it can be created using the yarn and gauge you want. You'll see Anne's process for charting her motifs and adding in texture.

Lesson 6 : Combined Colorwork Projects
00:26:39

To wrap up class, you'll see two projects you can create to show off your new colorwork combinations: a customizable holiday stocking and a festive bunting. And, both can be made using your practice swatches!



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