Master the stranded colorwork technique and learn to knit the official pattern of Shetland Wool Week 2020 – an event held annually in Scotland’s Shetland Islands, celebrating its native wool and associated crafts. Each year, the festival’s chosen patron creates a special hat design; in 2020, that honor was awarded to Shetland native Wilma Malcolmson. Her wildly popular ‘Katie’s Kep’ uses five colors of Shetland sourced wool, combined to great effect in this lovely Fair Isle pattern. The perfect project for those new to stranded color knitting and experienced color aficionados alike! Join Michele as she guides you through the skills needed for making your very own Kep.
Supplies you’ll need – Six 25 gram skeins of Jamieson’s Spindrift; 50 grams for the main color and 25 grams each of the four contrast colors, US 3 (3.25mm) 16” needles, US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs, tapestry needle, and Katie’s Kep pattern, available free at https://www.shetlandwoolweek.com/free-knitting-pattern/. Please download the pattern prior to class. For Yarn’s Sake has five different kits available – four matching the colors used by Wilma in the original pattern versions, and a fifth combination created by the ladies at For Yarn’s Sake.
Once registered, you’ll receive an email with a class handout, and Zoom information. Class size is limited to 12, unless otherwise stated.
A full refund will be given when cancelled at least 7 days prior to the scheduled class. Because class size is limited and instructor fees are committed in advance based on enrollment, refunds will not be issued for cancellations within one week of the scheduled class.