Exploring marls and color
Summary: This is a 3–part virtual class on using marls as a kind of colorwork. A description of each session can be found below. The students will do homework between Sessions 1 and 2 using the materials kit, distributed by Program Co-Chairs Sue and Laura, and will plan their own marls project in the class.
Note: You are signing up for all three sessions, you do not need to sign up separately for each individual session. Each session builds on the previous one, so you must commit to attending all three sessions.
Read the August 27th News Blast for registration instructions!
Dates and Times:
Session 1 – September 8: 10-11:30 AM
Sessions 2 & 3 – September 11: 10-11:30 AM and 1-2:30 PM
Cost: $65 plus $10 materials fee.
Class Size: Limited to 18
Technology: Workshops will be delivered through Zoom (recording not permitted.)
Prerequisites: Suitable for advanced beginners and beyond. Students should be able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off.
• Basic, standard knitting kit (scissors, markers, tape measure, tapestry needle…)
• Heavy-lace weight yarns in 6 colors, 50 yds of each color. These yarns will be worked doubled. A kit of ITO Kinu (silk noile) will be prepared and distributed so that all students are working with the same materials.The yarn supplied will be sufficient for swatching as well as making the Ella Improv Cowl, the pattern for which will be included in the price of the workshop.
• Knitting needles in a range of sizes centered around the size you expect to be using. Heavy lace doubled is usually worked on a US 3 (3.25 mm) to a US 6 (4 mm).
There will be a handout sent to students before the first session, but the homework will begin after the first session.
Session 1 – Introduction to marls, marl history, why marls look the way they do, color theory for marls
Session 2 – Marl sequences, using microswatches as fast prototyping
Session 3 – Debrief/project planning from session 2, marl stripes, marls from gradient sets of yarn, Ella Improv Cowl