Ann Weaver - Intarsia Mixology Nov 29
Sunday Nov 29 at 1 - 3:00pm (CT)
Intarsia—a method of working patches of color—doesn't have to be intimidating, and it doesn't have to create a snarled mess. This workshop is based on a scarf/cowl recipe that includes simple, geometric intarsia motifs of various sizes. The recipe starts with two-color intarsia and gradually increases in complexity.
By the end of the workshop, you'll feel comfortable working with at least four colors per row, and your color transitions will be top-notch!
Skills needed: Casting on and knitting
Skills learned: Intarsia
- US Size 5 needles, straight or circular, any length
- Stitch markers
- Fingering-weight yarn, at least six colors, at least 20 yards of each color - We have Plied kits available for preorder, if you like.
Homework: Using any color, cast on 60 stitches. Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until the piece measures 1.5 inches from cast-on edge.
Ann Weaver has created things her whole life. She learned to knit when she was seven, learned to read a pattern at 22, and started sharing her designs though various forms of publication in 2007.
Since graduating from New York University with majors in Art and English, Ann has worked as a deli associate, Harvard graduate student in Assyriology, Macy’s cosmetics counter manager, teaching fellow, assistant curator, state bureaucrat, temp, Akkadian instructor, medical secretary, assistant office manager, barback, commercial bread baker, and proofreader, among other things. She is always looking for a new adventure.
Ann’s design work reflects this quest for adventure; while retaining a clean, wearable aesthetic, Weaverknits designs experiment with asymmetry, unusual color and yarn combinations, and androgyny. In the past three years, Ann’s designs have been featured in online and print magazines and books, and are also available as individual patterns. Craft Work Knit is her first self-published collection of patterns, inspired by her family, friends, and the practical garments she wears to work every day.