Data: Sábado, 24 de Novembro de 2018 (15.00h – 18.00h)
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.
In this class, you will make a very tiny version of an Ess Shawl from Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting in order to understand all the techniques you will need for a full-size version. This class doubles as a swatch for an Ess Shawl AND an introduction to Marlisle and the knotted steek (or steeking in general, if you have never cut your knitting before). The knotted steek is an unusual approach to steeking that is ideal for maintaining the stretchiness of your knitted fabric in a way that many steeks do not. In the Ess Shawl, it is used to create an attractive fringed edge that doesn’t require you to loop additional yarn in, as you are using your unravelled steek section. The knotted steek is also used in the Shantay Cardigan and Ruperto Scarf in the same book, so this will set you up to tackle not just the Ess Shawl, but many other projects with more confidence.
Suitable for stranded colourwork knitters of all levels who wish to expand their knowledge of steeks or those who wish to try steeking for the first time.
Minimum skill level: Intermediate/advanced beginner
Existing knowledge required: Must have experience of colourwork and be confident knitting in the round. No prior steeking experience required.
- understanding the construction of the Ess Shawl
- basic Marlisle using two colours of yarn (with one as a feature colour)
- understanding the function and application of steeks
- casting on and off for a knotted steek
- establishing a steek zone
- securing stitches for safety
- safely cutting knits
Students to bring:
- a copy of Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting
- Depending on whether you will eventually knit the small or large size, the Ess Shawl calls for 100g/3½oz or 200g/7oz of fingering weight yarn AND 125g/4oz or 200g/7oz light worsted weight. For further details, see the Ess Shawl pattern entry on Ravelry or read the details in the book. Go for 100% wool, ideally not super wash treated – you want something a little ‘sticky’ for easier steeking and more forgiving colourwork. You want 2 contrasting, but harmonious colours. If you are undecided of the yarn for your full size-shawl, you will need at least 25gr of each for your tiny version.
- 4mm (US6) 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 or DPNs for the first time!). Students can bring a range of sizes from 3.35mm (US3) to 5mm (US8), as they may wish to adjust during class, while we are together.
- a crochet hook (whatever you have that’s close to the needle size)
- small sharp scissors.