Modern Colourwork Knitting

In this workshop, we'll be looking at the techniques for traditional stranded colourwork and how to make it modern through motif, texture, and colour. We'll be looking at working with hand-dyed colours in a colourwork piece as well as the challenges of using popular superwash-treated yarns for colourwork projects.

Felicia Lo · November 2, 2018

Colourwork knitting encompasses many different styles and techniques of incorporating multiple colours into a single knitted piece. In this workshop, we’ll be looking at the techniques for traditional stranded colourwork and how to make it modern through motif, texture, and colour. We’ll be looking at working with hand-dyed colours in a colourwork piece as well as the challenges of using popular superwash-treated yarns for colourwork projects.

Here’s what you can look forward to learning about in Modern Colourwork Knitting:

  • Correcting some common misconceptions about colourwork knitting. For example: not all colourwork is fair isle and not all colourwork is stranded.
  • Special considerations while using hand-dyed yarns in colourwork projects
  • Special considerations while using Superwash yarns in colourwork projects and how steeking works
  • Discussing colour dominance and how it affects your colourwork project

We hope you’ll enjoy Modern Colourwork Knitting!


Make sure to join us on the SOS forums to see what other students are making this year! We’re here to help and support you on your fibre arts journey!

Plus, tag us with #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia in social media to share your work.

We're celebrating Black Friday weekend at the School of SweetGeorgia with a special gift for all SOS members. From now until the end of November 29th, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop!⁠

Whether you’re interested in knit, crochet or weaving patterns to compliment the courses you’re working on at the School, we hope they bring you new projects ideas and further fibre arts learning enjoyment. The code for the discount can be found at the resources page — direct link in bio »⁠

Not yet an SOS member and interested in joining? Learn more about the different membership plans available and join us today — we hope to see you there!⁠


shown here: ⁠
Tabetha Hedrick's @tabismiles Subtle Glitter shawl⁠

#schoolofsweetgeorgia #soscommunity #blackfriday #knitting #knittingpattern #sosknitting

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The Craft Revival is Sunday, November 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. Makes by Momma Bakes will be located at the Red Lion Smokehouse. Come on out and check out her high quality winter hats. Featured here are variations on the Hudson Bay design.#makesbymommabakes #craftrevivaltbay #sosknitting

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My show schedule for the season has been finalized! Check out Makes by Mommabakes at the following venues:

🧶Sunday, October 30 (10 am to 4 pm)
HARVEST CRAFT MARKET
Location – Thunder Bay
55 Plus Centre: 700 River St.
Craft Room 1

🧶Saturday, November 19 (11 am to 3 pm)
NIPIGON COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Location – Nipigon
TBA: Nipigon Legion OR Community Centre

🧶Sunday, November 27 (10 am to 4 pm)
HOLIDAY 2022 CRAFT REVIVAL
Location – Thunder Bay Waterfront
Exact location TBA

🧶Saturday, December 3 (1 pm to 4pm)
RED ROCK COMMUNITY CRAFT SHOW
Location – Red Rock Recreation Centre
#makesbymommabakes #mbymknitwear #sosknitting #craftshowsthunderbay #craftshows

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For SOS makers taking part in the the fun of Socktober, the Spinning Study Group, or for anyone new who joined us during our Spinning Summit, we have some new tutorials for you to discover at the SOS site. These spinning and knitting tips and techniques are great to bookmark and quickly reference while working through your fibre arts projects.⁠

For Socktober knitters, Tabetha's @tabismiles new Faux Circular Gauge Swatch tutorial will help you save both some yarn and time (plus help with making sure those new handknit socks fit) when knitting a gauge swatch for your next sock project. Find the video over at our SOS tutorials page!

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Fall is golden! Cozy cable hat. Pumpkins will be available next week at Twigs in Bloom in Nipigon. #makesbymommabakes #twigsinbloom #sosknitting #staywarm

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About Instructor

Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver // author + youtuber // been writing about colour and craft since 2004 // has far too many instagram accounts @lomeetsloom, @felicialowong, and @sweetgeorgia.

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Course Includes

  • 18 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
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