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Introduction to Locked Floats (Online Workshop)

Ever looked at the “wrong side” of a stranded, hand-knit garment and see no floats? Do you wonder what was done to hide those floats and make it so beautifully finished? The answer may very well be what some refer to as “Armenian Knitting,” or what I call “Locked Floats.” The technique is simple, and creates a wonderfully even fabric. In this class, we will first review how to carry floats across the back of the work (traditional), and then be introduced to this simple technique that results in a beautifully woven “wrong side.” You'll learn some valuable tricks and leave inspired by the possibilities created. This workshop encourages holding one yarn in each hand (also known as two-handed knitting).

Homework: With darker yarn, CO 40 sts. Row 1: purl, Row 2: knit, row 3: purl. Have this completed before class begins.

The event will be hosted via Zoom. Learn about accessing our online events HERE.

This is a LIVE class. It will not be recorded, so please be sure you are able to attend :)

The times for this class are Pacific.

Login information and handouts will be sent to you via email the day before the event.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Students should have basic knitting skills, including the ability to cast on, knit/purl, increase/decrease, and read color work charts.
Requirements: Materials: Completed homework, one skein each of 2 colors of worsted-weight yarn (solid color wool yarns with high contrast work best), appropriately sized circular knitting needles (bring a few different sizes or an interchangeable needle set in case you need a different size), note-taking materials, snacks, and your knitting bag filled with its usual treasures. Be sure your yarn is wound ready to use (and again, be sure your homework is complete).
Instructor: Kyle Kunnecke
Instructor Bio: Seattle designer Kyle Kunnecke has a not-so-secret passion for colorwork. Through his fiber workshops he provides inspiration to his students; exploring the skills necessary to continue their personal knitting journeys. His patterns are published in numerous knitting books and magazines, by yarn companies, and under his label, Kyle William. He leads workshops at national and international events, including TNNA, TKGA, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and Loch Ness Knit Fest. His book, Urban Knit Collection: 18 City-Inspired Knitting Patterns for the Modern Wardrobe (Interweave, 2016) showcases projects that utilize the techniques he loves to share with his students.
includes digital handouts, and online live instruction

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.