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Modern Colourwork Knitting

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.

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.

One stitch buttonhole — one of the simplest buttonholes to do (and consequently one of Holli's favourites).⁠
In the final module of Fundamentals to Finishing Knits, instructor Holli Yeoh @holliyeoh teaches three kinds of buttonholes: Yarn Over (or One Stitch), Vertical, Horizontal as well as she covers modifying buttonhole placement. Learn more at the course page (link in bio) and check out all of the fabulous knitting tips and techniques covered in this epic knitting course!⁠



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We're so excited to finally hit publish and share with you the final module of Holli Yeoh's @holliyeoh fabulous Fundamentals to Finishing Knits course, with lessons teaching valuable tips and techniques for all knitters, helping you to elevate your knits!⁠

In the third "Finishing" module now available, there are a large range of techniques covered including: bind offs, blocking, pockets, seaming, buttonholes, weaving in ends and more. Along the way, you can also ask questions and share your progress over in the SOS community forums—we absolutely love hearing how this course is helping knitters of all levels with their hand knit projects!⁠

Find all the knitting info you need over at the course page »⁠



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Does anyone else have trouble knitting while watching instructional knitting videos? I'm reviewing the next module of my Fundamentals to Finishing course for schoolofsweetgeorgia and my fingers keep trying to stitch what I'm showing on screen instead of this simple stocking stitch sock.​​​​​​​​
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There's so much great material in this next module. I can't wait for you to see it. If you haven't started taking the course, what are you waiting for? You can begin any time and work at your own pace. I'm available through the forums to answer your questions. And did you know that with a membership to the school, you get full access to all the courses? #ad Tap the link in my bio to get the first month for free! ​​​​​​​​
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#ProKnitTip :: Did you know that industry standard is five to seven knots or joins in a skein of yarn? I think I had a total of three for this whole sweater project and that was way more than what I usually encounter. ​​​​​​​​
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Joins in a skein of yarn don't signify a substandard product. Let's talk about how to deal with them.​​​​​​​​
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I always cut them out. Here I didn't cut it as I was knitting, I just made a big loop and "rejoined" the yarn and kept on going; I didn't want to interrupt my knitting flow. Now I'll cut it and weave in the two ends.​​​​​​​​
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How to you deal with joins in your knitting? Tell me in the comments.​​​​​​​​
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This is one of the many tips I mention in my Fundamentals to Finishing Course over at schoolofsweetgeorgia. Membership to the School gives you unlimited access to my course along with all the other great offerings. #ad Tap the link in my bio to check it out! ​​​​​​​​
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Over a month ago, Greta @gretacornejomakes shared with us her process of Swatching for the Little Basic Cardi, Holli's @holliyeoh pattern included in the Fundamentals to Finishing Knits course. Now with the second module of this course now available, which covers increases, decreases and fully fashioned shaping, Greta shares an update about how the knitting process has been going so far!⁠

"After listening to Holli talk about the nitty-gritty nuances of knitting, I decided to use the Little Basic Cardi Fingering Weight knitting pattern as a jumping board to try new things. Even though I knit 6 to 12 garments per year, I only knit a garment in pieces once per year, if at all.⁠

This month, I finished the back of my sweater and blocked it to size. Even though I knit a gauge swatch, this allowed me to double-check the sweater fabric. I knit the selvedge stitch of the sweater pieces in garter stitch instead of stockinette. Holli says in the class, "The neat thing about knitting is that there’s more than one way to do something." …⁠

Read the full article at the SOS site – link in bio »

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Over at the SOS site, follow along Greta's gretacornejomakes process of knitting the Little Basic Cardi, Holli Yeoh's holliyeoh pattern included in the Fundamentals to Finishing Knits course at the School schoolofsweetgeorgia (also available for individual download at Ravelry and our online shop). With the second module of this course now available, which covers increases, decreases and fully fashioned shaping, Greta shares an update about how the knitting process has been going so far!⁠

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This month, I finished the back of my sweater and blocked it to size. Even though I knit a gauge swatch, this allowed me to double-check the sweater fabric. I knit the selvedge stitch of the sweater pieces in garter stitch instead of stockinette. Holli says in the class, “The neat thing about knitting is that there’s more than one way to do something.”⁠
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Read the full update at the SOS site – article link in bio »

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At Fundamentals to Finishing Knits, Holli @holliyeoh talks about fully fashioned shaping, which might have you wondering what this means. Full fashioning with hand knits is strategically using mirrored increases and decreases – these are also called fashion marks – and when mirrored, they make clean lines providing a more polished look for our knitting, making it look more professional. ⁠

A plain pattern like Holli's Little Basic Cardi pattern (included in the course), gives you an opportunity to customize it to your aesthetic and choose details that work well for you. ⁠

We'd love to see what you've been knitting and working on for Holli's course and to hear of any questions you might have while working through the course. Don't forget to share with us in the SOS community forums! Link at the course page (in our link in bio)!

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Short rows are a great way to shape fabric – they can provide many results and serve different purposes, one of which is shaping shoulders in your sweater projects. A short row is essentially working a partial row before turning and working the next row, building up fabric along only part of the row width. If you simply turn the work and begin working in the opposite direction, a little hole will appear in the knitted fabric at the turn. ⁠

There are various short row methods available which approach eliminating or minimizing this hole in different ways. At the newly released module two of Fundamentals to Finishing Knits, instructor Holli Yeoh @holliyeoh shares demonstrations for three different ways of working short rows: Wrap & Turn, Japanese short rows and German short rows. Between these three techniques, you may find that you prefer doing one over another, or you may have better results with one style of short rows than another, so choose the one that feels and looks the best to you. It can be different for everybody!

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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