February 25th, 2011

Be Fearless with Your Colorwork

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The newest issue of Interweave Knits came across my desk recently, and as I glanced over the cover for hints of what awaited me inside, I noticed a familiar name!

Mary Jane Mucklestone has written a wonderful article filled with tricks and tips for tackling Fair Isle knitting, as well as clear, helpful guidelines for choosing colors for your project (the detail that tends to be my biggest challenge).

If the article whets your appetite for colorful knitting, but you could use a bit more information and support, I have just the solution!  Mary Jane Mucklestone is teaching three classes here at the store in March!

Colorful Knitting is the perfect class for exploring principles of color theory and how to apply them to your projects.

Instant Mittens is a class that is all about instant gratification! With fun embellishment techniques, you can have a pair of fabulous mittens done in time for the next New England storm.

And, don’t overlook the Tams class.  Even if this style of head-wear isn’t your style, there is so much to learn from the technique! Reading colorwork charts, designing centered wheel patterns, using yarn dominance to your advantage and more.

If you are in the area, don’t miss out on all that Mary Jane has to share!

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Also, on a January episode of Ready, Set, Knit, I declared 2011 to be The Year of Finishing (what was I thinking?)  So, in the interest of keeping myself honest about my New Year’s knitting resolution, that sweater behind the magazine is a top-down raglan that has been languishing in the unfinished pile since December. It is back on the needles and heading toward finished – one lunch break at a time!