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  • Start: Saturday 22 February - 09:30
  • Auditorium: EW Dance Studio 2

Join Maxim Cyr (@maxtheknitter) and Vincent Deslandes (@designsbydelz) to design your own modern, graphic colourwork yoke. Take inspiration from nature or your environment to find shapes and visual elements, or use predesigned illustrated elements in Max’s style to create a unique colorwork yoke to insert in a template pattern or, possibly, the pattern of your choice.
In the first part of the workshop, we will be reviewing some theoretical content regarding stranded colourwork and give participants tips and tricks on how to knit the perfect yoke. But don’t worry, theory will quickly give way to creativity and practice. The second part of the workshop will focus on building our yoke chart and swatching.

Students need to be comfortable with the following:

 

– Knitting in the round
– Making basic increases and decreases
– Making and understanding your swatch

Previous experience knitting a sweater (preferably top-down) and doing stranded colourwork in the round is not required, but strongly encouraged.

Tutor name: Maxim Cyr & Vincent Deslandes

Level/Ability: Beginners

Notes, any additional info, what do people need to bring? 
Pencil and eraser. 
Paper for taking notes. Coloured pencils. Small quantities of yarn (preferably fingering, sport or DK weight, a few yards) in solid or semi-tonal contrasting colours, at least 4 different colours, but the more the better. Appropriate needles for the weight of yarn used.

Workshop ticket includes same day entry to unravel. Class duration – 3 hours.