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Intentional Pooling – Upcoming Classes


Ever wondered what to do with that skein of handpainted sock yarn sitting in your stash?
STR Farmhouse loop
You know, the one with all the bright colours that starts making blobs of colours in weird spots when you try and turn it into socks.

Well how about turning it into something fabulous like this!
Pooling Scarf
(Yes, I realize it’s not the same skein of yarn – some imagination is called for here)

I really enjoy teaching the Intentional Pooling class. This class teaches you how to assess the colours in your yarn and line them up to create vertical stripes utilizing the natural pooling effects of the yarn and leave with the start of a scarf. And if you’re new to lace, you’ll also learn to read a chart and knit a basic lace pattern.

If you’re planning to attend the Knitter’s Frolic held by the Downtown Knit Collective in Toronto on April 26 (and if you’re not you really should – it’s THE fibre festival to be at in the spring in Ontario), you can register to take my class Saturday afternoon from 1 – 4 p.m.

If you’re further south, I’ll also be teaching this class on August 2nd in the afternoon at the Lancaster Yarn Shop in Intercourse, PA. Their shop kettle-dyed yarn is perfect for this technique.

What do you need for the class? Here’s the list: 350-500 yards handpainted sock/fingering weight yarn painted across the skein (see first photo above), stitch markets (6-10), a selection of needles between sizes 3mm and 4mm, contrasting coloured thread (for lifelines), sewing needle, and scissors.

Any questions? Please leave them in the comments.

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