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Florence Spurling Workshop 1

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Botanical Intarsia: Jardin Pullover Class

Botanical Intarsia swatch

Learn intarsia with the Jardin Pullover! Intarsia is one of the most creative techniques within hand knitting that can be likened to painting with yarn. In this class, students will learn all the skills needed to walk away feeling confident with this artistic colorwork method. After trying out the technique with a small swatch in two colors, participants will look at different intarsia charts as examples and learn how to read them. Yarn organization and finishing will be explored, including the best ways to add in new yarns for a clean and professional look, as well as tips on handling and organizing multiple yarns at a time. We will work on a botanical intarsia chart that uses different weights of yarns to create an organic patterning effect. After completion of the class, students will walk away with all the skills needed to confidently knit the Jardin Pullover.


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Homework: No homework, but there will be a handout.

Materials and Supplies Needed for Class:

  • 2 colors of yarn in the same weight plus corresponding needles to practice the intarsia method
  • Yarn for the botanical intarsia swatch in different weights: X1 laceweight (the Jardin pattern uses silk/mohair), X1 fingering weight (this will be held double), X2 chunky weight in different colors/textures (the pattern uses chunky mohair and chunky boucle)
  • Size 5mm / US 8 needles for the botanical intarsia swatch

Total Class Time: 2 Hours

Materials fee: None.

Cost:  $30 for members ($65 for non-members which includes 2023 Guild membership)

Class size:  30.

How to Register: Send an email to WorkshopRegistrationATSanDiegoKnittersDOT com (see Announcement regarding Guild email addresses.) Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is by check, made payable to SDNCKG – please write the workshop name and date on the check. Checks should be mailed to Willa Cather (address in your Guild Directory).Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.

Cancellation policy: Please notify us as early as possible if you need to cancel your workshop registration. Refund of the workshop fee requires a cancellation notification at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop. Fees cannot be refunded for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice.

This is a virtual workshop. You will be sent a Zoom link shortly before the workshop. The Zoom link is specific to each participant and should not be shared. New to Zoom? Read Karen des Jardins’ Zoom tips here.

Learn more about the January 2023 Guild Meeting and Florence Spurling’s visit here.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Theresa Kotanchek and Willa Cather