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Arne & Carlos – Workshop 3 – FULL

Thursday, April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Layered Colorwork Knitting

Arne&Carlos Workshp 3

Class Description: In their never-ending search for new ways to present traditional inspiration, ARNE & CARLOS came across a little-used technique that layers one yarn on the top of another to create contrasting patterns and motifs. After a lot of experimentation, they fell in love with the way Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze layered on Felted Tweed to create an interesting graphic effect. The next step was to create motifs, usually worked in stranded colorwork or intarsia, and adapt them to this very easy technique. The Heine Hat is a wonderful way to learn this striking, yet simple, way of knitting.

Meeting Format: Lecture and hands-on learning

Level of Experience: Some knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is suitable for beginners with some experience, intermediate knitters, as well as advanced knitters who want to learn an easier way to do stranded color work and intarsia.

Class Materials and Supplies:
1 ball (50 grams) of ROWAN Felted Tweed, Seafarer 170
1 ball (25 grams) of ROWAN Kidsilk Haze, Ruby 682
OR any two other contrasting colors of your choice. Make sure there is enough contrast between your colors or the Kidsilk Haze will “disappear” into the Felted Tweed when you knit this way.

Knitting Needles:
1 standard circular needle (length 40cm/16in) size 3.5mm (U.S. size 3)
1 standard circular needle (length 40cm/16in) size 4.0mm (U.S. size 6)

With smaller-sized circular and ROWAN Felted Tweed, cast on 120 stitches, taking care not to twist cast-on edge. Join and work in the round in * k2, p2, rep from * to end. Continue in rib until the brim measures 3cm/11⁄4in. Increase 1 stitch at end of the last round (121 sts). This forms the rib. Place marker at end of last round (to denote beginning and end of rounds).

Class Size: Maximum 30

Note: Due to the anticipated demand we are limiting class registrations to a maximum of two of ARNE & CARLOS classes per SDNCKG member. If you are interested in attending more than 2 classes, then your name will be put on a waiting list for the additional classes. If a workshop is not sold out by March 1st, then the remaining seats will be made available to those on the waiting list in the order received.

Cost: $60 for members ($95 for non-members which includes Guild Membership)

How to Register:  We will begin accepting registrations with full payment (cash, check or credit card) for the ARNE and CARLOS workshops at the February 6th SDNCKG meeting. [Note: credit card payments are in-person only via a Square swipe (a small service fee will be added.)]

If you would like to register, but are unable to join the February 6th meeting, then you can do so starting at 3 PM PST on February 6th. Email Programs AT SanDiegoKnitters DOT com (Note: to use Guild email addresses, you’ll need to change the AT and DOT to appropriate symbols and eliminate any spaces. Guild email addresses are not clickable.)   Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. The confirmation email will include where to mail your check #.

# Reminder: Checks are to be made payable to San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild (payee name must be written out in full.) Please write name and date of the workshop on your check.

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.

Location: Encinitas Community Center, Room 118, location details below.

Learn more about Arne & Carlos’ visit and the April 16 meeting here.


Thursday, April 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024


Theresa Kotanchek and Willa Cather