Gradient Fade Shrug taught by Sheila Kirschenbaum
Learn to knit fading color gradients using 12 colorways. These “fading” techniques will be used to create a beautiful, top-to-bottom reversible shrug or vest. Two sizes are now available!
You will not go home with a shrug, but you will have the knowledge to start knitting one in a faded gradient of your choice. The pattern provided in class tells you, row-by-row, exactly how to do it—no math needed.
Note: New pattern size added! If you took the class last year and want the pattern for the large size, contact Sheila.
Knitting Experience: Knitters with intermediate skills will gain the most from the class. Knitting the shrug requires basic knitting skills including casting-on, knitting stockinette stitch, increasing and decreasing, and stranded knitting.
Tools, Supplies and materials to bring to class by participants:
a. Fingering weight yarn. Three yarns of the same color in different shades and tints.For each, you’ll need 25-30 yards (2-10 gms each). Hand-dyed works better because of its variations but is not essential to learn the technique.
b. Circular knitting needles appropriate for yarn (e.g., US 2, 3 or 4). (Note – straight needles will not work.)
c. Note-taking materials.
NOTE: You do not need to buy or bring yarn for the shrug. You may want to wait until after we discuss various choices in class.
Homework is required: Using the lightest or darkest yarn of the three test yarns, cast on 30 stitches. Knit the next six rows to create a garter stitch (non-curling) border. Change to stockinette stitch for about 1.5 inches. Leave stitches on your needle and bring to MTM.
Cost is $30 for 3 hours. Fees are paid directly to the MTM instructor at the class, or when registering at a Guild meeting. Participants must register in advance of the class with sufficient time to gather supplies and complete homework.
Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Reminder – participation is limited to Guild Members. Not a Guild Member? Check here for registration information.
For questions about the class, registration, and other information please contact Sheila Kirschenbaum. Sheila’s contact information can be found in the Guild Directory.