VK Live was so much fun yesterday that I signed up for a class for today. I'm taking "Teach Classes that Rock" with Trisha Malcolm. I've taught a fair amount in the past, but one can always improve.
Maybe I can try out some of the new skills that I learn from Trisha when I teach my next class. I'm scheduled to teach at Fibre Space in Alexandria, VA on Saturday, March 10th. This will be my second time teaching at Fiber Space and I am really looking forward to going back to one of my favorite LYS's. Fiber Space is everything a yarn store should be - shelves bursting with exceptionally beautiful yarns; friendly, knowledgeable staff; space to hang out and knit; and lots and lots of wonderful classes. I wish I lived closer.
This time I'm teaching a class on stranded colorwork. You'll learn how to knit with 2 yarns at a time, how to manage tension, how to work a Latvian braid, how to read a colorwork chart and how to knit corrugated ribbing. You'll learn that colorwork isn't so hard once you know a few tricks. For more information go to the Fibre Space website.
Speaking of colorwork, I've got another new pattern - Mod.
I used Cascade 220 Sport for these mittens - this has become a go-to colorwork yarn for me because of the range of colors and the reasonable price.
Sizes: S[M, L] Shown is size M
Finished Measurements: 7.5[8.5, 9.5]” around at palm and cuff, 9.5[9.5, 11]” long overall
Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 164 yds (150m) per 1.75 oz (50g) skein.
Color A: #7825 Orange Sherbet, 1 skein
Color B: #8012 Doeskin Heather, 1 skein
The sample pair used 35g (115 yds) of color A and 33g (109 yds) of color B.
Needles: one set US 2(2.75mm) DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 29 sts & 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Body Chart (see page 3) - always take the time to check gauge
Other Materials: Place markers, Tapestry Needle, Scrap Yarn
Price: $6.00 US