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
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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.

An oldie but a goodie! The Cozy Cable features a squishy, thick design in rich goldenrod. Perfect to wear for a walk in the woods on a cool fall afternoon. #makesbymommabakes #northernontarioliving #winterfashion #staywarm #gingersnaphandmade #sosknitting

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Gauge is important in knitting as it affects the final size and fit of the project. However, imperial vs metric measurements in knitting patterns can cause a bit of conversion conundrum for even the most advanced knitter. Neither system is wrong, but confusion can occur when the unit of conversion is not quite… mathematically correct. Let’s see if I can explain what’s going on with the math and what it means for your gauge and pattern results. ⁠

Read Tabetha Hedrick`s @tabismiles new article, Imperial vs. Metric Gauge in Knitting Patterns: The Conversation Conundrum​, to help make sure your knitting projects fit and look great by accurately converting and paying attention to measurement units. Happy knitting!⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia⁠
#knitting #knitswatch #knitgauge #gotgauge #measuringgauge #knittingmath #knit #knittingarticle #knittingtutorial #knittersoftheworld

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At the School of SweetGeorgia, we’re all about multicraftual making. It’s even more fun to combine two different crafts in the same project, especially if it means we can create unique effects or leverage the strengths of one craft to make the other easier. Crochet bind-offs in knitting are a great example of this. Binding off knitting can be tedious and time-consuming, but crochet bind-offs make finishing a breeze! In this article, we’ll cover three different crochet bind-offs that can be used in a wide variety of projects.⁠

Continue reading Ruth Nguyen`s @redearthdesignstudio new Crochet Bind-Offs for Knitting​ article and go forth and bind off!⁠

#soscrochet #sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #crochetbindoff #crochetpicotbindoff #plaincrochetbindoff #loopycrochetbindoff #knitswatch #knitting #crochet #crochettutorial⁠

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You’ve knit top-down and toe-up socks, now it’s time to learn how to knit Two-at-a-Time Socks​! Coming to the School on October 5th, knitting instructor Tabetha Hedrick @tabismiles will lead us “step-by-step” through all the techniques needed to knit two socks at the same time with the magic loop method. From setting up, working the heel and rejoining in the round, Tabetha shows us just how easy and doable each step of the process is.⁠

This course uses the Custom Top-Down Sock pattern, which has a very simple ribbed cuff and stockinette stitch. Once you’ve mastered the skills shown in the class, you’ll be able to apply these techniques to any sock pattern you’d like. With this course, we`ve also provided Tabetha`s lacy Prismatic sock pattern (shown here), which is perfect for you to practice with. ⁠

Find the materials list at the course page to help get ready for casting on once the course is released!⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #tabethahedrick #knitting #knittingsocks #taatsocks #twoatatimesocks #knittingworkshop #knitters #knittersofinstagram #knittingcommunity #knittingcourse

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Many of our courses feature patterns to help you explore new techniques and skills. Complete with details about the supplies and equipment needed to make each project, these can offer fun inspiration for what to make while practicing and exploring skills in the different crafts. ⁠

As Felicia shared at today`s Live Office Hours, we`ve added some new patterns over at the "Create" section at the School. Included in this update is Tabetha`s @tabismiles Tume shawl pattern. Fisherman’s Rib and Garter stitch provide a fascinating fabric to play with colour and light with a squishy accessory to wear as the result.⁠

Follow our link in bio to find all of the patterns included with your SOS All-Access membership. And a reminder that with SOS price increases coming as of October 1st, all current SOS members will keep their current pricing as long as they remain a member. If you`ve been thinking of taking the leap to an annual membership, now is a great time to lock in our best annual rate before October 1!⁠

#sosknitting #soscommunity #schoolofsweetgeorgia #knittingpattern #knitting #knit #fishermansrib #learntoknit #knittingworkshop #knitshawl

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In knitting, choosing the right needles is crucial for a comfortable experience. Knitting needles are made of various materials, each offering unique advantages. But, with all the options, how do you know which knitting needle to choose? That’s exactly what I’m going to help you figure out! ⁠

Let’s review the types of knitting needles and their pros and cons. Learn about the differences from metal to wood, bamboo, plastic and carbon fibre at Tabetha Hedrick`s @tabismiles "Which Knitting Needle is Right for You?" article!⁠

Follow our link in bio to read the full post »⁠

Do you have a favourite knitting needle you reach for time and time again? Let us know in the comments!⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #knitting #knittingtools #knittingneedles #choosingknittingneedles

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Happy July! Over the course of the next month, we`re diving into the basics of yarn management and sharing helpful tips for preparing yarns for your next fibre craft project.

Taught by Charlotte Lee @charlotte_milkteacup, you may have already spotted the Pre-Washing Hand-Dyed Yarn tutorial, and new this week, Winding Slippery Yarns where Charlotte demonstrates winding a linen and silk blend yarn (@sweetgeorgia SeaSilk Lace). Be sure to keep a look out for further tutorials in the coming weeks!

#schoolofsweetgeorgia #sosknitting #soscrochet #fiberarttutorials #windingyarn #howtowindyarn #workingwithhanddyedyarns #handdyedyarn

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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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  • 18 Lessons
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