Techniques for Exciting Colorwork
In need of new tricks like slip-stitch knitting with color? Round out your colorwork skills by learning a unique assortment of knitting techniques from knitwear designer Faina Goberstein. You'll begin by reviewing essential tips for working with multiple yarn colors before diving into a variety of sensational stripe patterns. Move on to more complex designs as you turn horizontal stripes into eye-catching plaids using the duplicate stitch and crochet-stitch methods. Love the look of bright motifs? Faina will help you add bold accents to any project with stunning inlay knitting. Next, you'll discover how to spice up simple textures with techniques for two-color cables and beautiful slip-stitch knitting to work both fancy and woven patterns! You'll finish class with the beautiful twined knitting style, as Faina shows you how to start two-color cast-ons and work a classic twined pattern.
At the heart of Faina Goberstein's love for knitting is a love of learning and teaching. A retired college math professor, she's no stranger to explaining new concepts as clearly as possible. Now, she takes great pleasure in teaching budding knitters new ways to create interesting, textured fabrics they can be proud of, whether at local yarn shop sessions or international events. Faina has designed more than 100 published patterns, is the co-author of the knitter-favorite book "The Art of Seamless Knitting" and is the author of "The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting" (September 2015).
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Faina Goberstein and start adding color to any project or pattern. You'll begin with a review of essential colorwork techniques and look at some not-so-simple stripes, including designs that form chevron patterns.
Discover two ways to use applied techniques to turn simple horizontal knitted stripes into gorgeous plaids. You'll learn how to work the duplicate stitch and crochet-stitch method.
Roositud, or inlay knitting, is a fun, easy way for beginners to add a lot of color to knitting with individual motifs. You'll discover how to incorporate this technique into any knitting project, for a pop of color that captivates.
Knitters are notorious for loving cables, and Faina will show how to make both simple and more complex cables with more than one color. You'll also learn how to work cables without a separate cable needle!
Begin to explore the magic of slip-stitch knitting as you learn about woven and fancy slip-stitch patterns. Plus, you'll get tips for re-engineering a two-color pattern with design variations.
Finally, you'll discover the beautiful, century-old technique of twined knitting. Start with two techniques for two-color cast-ons and find out how to knit the eye-catching twined pattern.