Tolt Hearth Slippers with Dianna Walla
February 15, 2015
11am to 4pm
Description: We’ll tackle the techniques needed to knit the Hearth Slippers by knitting a sample slipper in the smallest size. Topics we’ll cover include working in stranded colorwork (things like trapping long floats, keeping tension even, combatting tight colorwork), working the afterthought heel, and finishing (things like duplicate stitch and weaving in ends).
Skill Level: Intermediate. Students should know how to knit in the round and have some experience with stranded colorwork
- Heirloom Romney (or other worsted weight yarn) in 2-3 contrasting colors
- Needles in two sizes (suggested sizes: US 7 and US 5) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round (DPNs, magic loop, two circulars)
- Hearth Slippers pattern (available from Tolt and on Ravelry)
- A small pair of scissors, stitch markers, and any other notions you’d like to have on hand
Knitting the ribbing in advance of the class will let us dive straight into the colorwork so we can get through more during class! If you have time, please complete the following (color B will be your contrasting color, not your main background color):
Using smaller needle and Color B, cast on 28 stitches. Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: * Knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * to end
Repeat round 1 for 1x1 rib 4 more times.
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