For those of you who haven't heard about it, the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival is an annual event that's chock full of really interesting classes, and a beautifully curated shopping venue. It takes over the entire Hotel Murano
The main classes fill up super quick, so mid January (now!) they also announce a host of fun "mini-classes" about various different topics. It's another chance to get in and learn something interesting. These classes are 90 minutes long, and are limited to 10 students each.
I'm teaching a mini-class on Sunday morning that will help you master the skills needed to work stranded knitting but with no floats on the wrong side.
9:00 - 10:30
Teacher: Kyle Kunnecke
Beauty on the Inside: The Key to Locked Floats
Ever looked at the "wrong side" of a stranded, hand-knit garment and see no floats? Do you wonder what was done to hide those floats and make it so beautifully finished? The answer may very well be what some refer to as "Armenian Knitting" or, what I call "Locked Floats". The technique is simple, and creates a wonderfully even fabric. In this class, we will first review how to carry floats across the back of the work (traditional), and then be introduced to this simple technique that results in a beautifully woven "wrong side". You'll learn some valuable tricks and leave inspired by the possibilities created.
Experience: Students should have basic knitting skills, including the ability to cast on, knit, purl and read color work charts.
Supplies: One skein each of two colors of worsted weight yarn (solid-color, wool yarns with medium to high contrast work best). Appropriately-sized circular knitting needles (bring a few different sizes or an interchangeable needle set) ruler, stitch markers, note taking materials, and usual knitting supplies.
Location: Camaretta in the Hotel
Check out all the mini-classes HERE!
I'm really looking forward to this weekend up in Washington, and can't wait to hang out with all the like-minded fiber enthusiasts!