Vicki is back with another session of her very popular class!
Learn to create a unique fabric with a different color each side!
Next, when you are ready, try out any of a wide range of patterns and stitches from the stitch dictionary in the Twigg stitch book (bring your own, purchase one via download, or buy one at the workshop from Vicki for $25) to make a scarf or shawl. There is plenty of room to customize your own unique piece.
The class is in 2 stages:
First, you will be learning the basic technique. For this you will need 2 colors of the same type of yarn with enough contrast to tell them apart. Sport or medium weight that is fairly smooth is the best yarn to use for learning and for experimentation. You also will need the recommended size needles for the yarn.
Second, for the project, Vicki would suggest using 2 colors of your favorite thickness of yarn. Bear in mind that Twigg stitch knits up a little thicker than single yarn rib and it takes up to 1.5 times as much yarn as you would use for regular knitting (half each of 2 yarns). You also again will need the recommended size needles for the yarn (and a size larger and smaller if you want to experiment with the texture).
You need a good knowledge of basic knitting skills, however the key to doing Twigg stitch is in how you hold and use the yarns. You will begin with holding one yarn in each hand so learning to knit with your 'other' hand is useful (only knit is needed for the left hand) and you can move on to holding both yarns in the same hand for those who prefer.
Call the shop to sign up for this class soon, as space is limited!