Marlisle com Anna Maltz: Marlisling the Kraai Mitts

Marlisle com Anna Maltz: Marlisling the Kraai Mitts

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Formadora: Anna Maltz, artista e designer de tricot britânica, colunista da revista Pom Pom, autora dos livros Penguin e Marlisle e unventora da técnica marlisle.

Data: Sábado, 24 de Novembro de 2018 (10.00h – 13.00h)

Nota: este workshop será leccionado em Inglês. A Retrosaria terá disponíveis para venda o livro Marlisle bem como kits com os fios necessários para a realização do workshop para os alunos que não os tragam consigo.

The Kraai Mitts are a small project to get you started with Marlisle (a combination of marl and colourwork, aka fairisle) an unusual technique for creating decorative texture and colour shifts with a particular focus on seamless knitting in the round. As an entry point into understanding this novel approach, you’ll cast on a Kraai Mitt, from Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting, under Anna’s expert guidance. A speedy, engrossing little project inspired by old fashioned leather driving gloves with arrows on the fronts that echo birds in flight or road markings. Knitted in the round, they use increases and decreases to create travelling stitches that mean there’s an interesting shaped chart to follow. The thumb uses buttonhole construction in a way that will likely improve all your future buttonholes!

Suitable for a range of skill levels, but perhaps most exciting for knitters who have experimented with stranded colourwork and intarsia and understand the limitations of these existing techniques.

Minimum skill level: Intermediate/advanced beginner

Existing knowledge required: Must have experience of colourwork and be confident knitting in the round.

Skills covered:

- an insight into the possibilities of Marlisle
- following a Marlisle stitch pattern from a chart
- transitioning between colours for Marlisle
- long-tail cast-on
- travelling sts
- a variety of increases and decreases
- neat buttonhole construction

Students to bring:

- a copy of Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting
- 4ply/fingering yarn in 2 contrasting, but harmonious colours. At least 50gr of each. Go for 100% wool, ideally not super wash treated – you want something a little ‘sticky’.
- 3.25mm DPNs or circular needles long enough for magic loop (depending on personal preference and existing knowledge – aka it’s not a good time to try magic-loop for the first time!) or whatever needle size needed to achieve the correct gauge). Students can bring a range of sizes from 2.5mm to 4.5mm, as they may wish to adjust during class, while we are together.
- pencil (at least 2 colours), scissors, ruler or tape measure

Homework: Work out which needle size works for you to get:
22 stitches x 40 rows = 10cm x 10cm/4”x 4” over garter stitch using both yarns held together after blocking. This should be a fairly DENSE garter stitch using your chosen two 4ply yarns held together.

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