Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond

with Sunne Meyer

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Demystify stranded knitting and achieve colorwork success as you knit three pairs of cozy mittens that are sure to impress. Read More…

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Class Description

Alongside knitwear designer and teacher Sunne Meyer, you'll learn the basics of stranded colorwork, and progress from beginner to more advanced techniques. Knit a pair of simple yet striking Evergreen Lake mittens as you add a second color with ease and an afterthought thumb in a breeze. Master the two-color cast-on and secure your floats as you create the beautiful and approachable Sawatch mitten complete with a braided trim and gusseted thumb. Work an elegant picot edge as you conquer three-color knitting with the San Isabel mitten, and even find out how to create perfectly matched stripes with jogless jogs. Plus, learn Sunne's expert tips for fitting your mittens, troubleshooting mistakes, blocking for a professional finish and adding fun embellishments!

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Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond
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Lesson Plan

24:48

Lesson 1. Meet Sunne Meyer & Get Started

  • Meet your instructor, Sunne Meyer, and jump right into choosing your needles, reading the mitten patterns and learning about the management of multiple colors in your knitting.

31:58

Lesson 2. Starting the Evergreen Lake Mitten

  • Begin your stranded colorwork adventure with the two-color Evergreen Lake Mitten. This easy accessory features a tidy turned hem, an afterthought thumb and simple finishing. Sunne walks you through all the techniques you'll need.

22:23

Lesson 3. Finishing the Evergreen Lake Mitten

  • Try your Evergreen Lake Mitten on for size, then finish the mitten top and master the afterthought thumb.

39:53

Lesson 4. The Sawatch Mitten

  • The intermediate Sawatch Mitten kicks your knitting skills up a notch with the addition of braided trim, gusseted thumbs and a grafted bind-off.

29:02

Lesson 5. The San Isabel Mitten

  • Once you've mastered two-color knitting, give three a try! The stunning San Isabel Mitten is intricate yet achievable. You'll love the picot detailing at the cuff.

31:27

Lesson 6. Fixing Mistakes & Tips for Finishing

  • Dropped a stitch or missed a color change? No worries; Sunne shows you how to fix mistakes, then shares tips for closing gaps, weaving in ends and blocking your handiwork. Finally, she'll show you how to add pizzazz to any mitten with a duplicate-stitch embellishment.

"... if you want great instruction of the technique, she has it down pat. She also offers great guidance and is great all around. I am glad that Craftsy added this class. "
- AndyV
New York, NY

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