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Taste Test – Stranded Colorwork

Give Stranded colorwork a try without fear and make a cup or mug cozy. you can make a simple version, or you can press your boundries and make a cozy that you can steek in our Steeking Taste Test class.

This is a one time class for intermediate or adventurous beginners .  You must be able to knit, purl, and knit in the round. You must complete the pre-class homework before you come to class. 

Skills Required to take the class:  Students are expected to be able to complete the pre-class homework unassisted.  The homework includes knitting in the round, knit, purl. Students may use double pointed needles (7″, 8″ or 9″), 2 circulars, or magic loop at their discretion.

Yarn: 
At least 2 colors Worsted weight wool.  Go for grabby non-superwash 100% wool or sticky wool blends.  You will need about 25 grams total of yarn.  Use scraps if you have them.  Mix and match colors as much as you want.  Avoid superwash.  Avoid smooth and slippery fiber blends.

Gauge:
22 sts x 28 rows = 4″ x 4 ” in stockinette colorwork knitted in the round.

Needles: 
US 7 DPNs or size needed to obtain gauge.  Use DPNs or your preferred method for knitting a small 7″ to 9″circumference in the round.

Notions:  
Stitch markers.

Finished Cozy Size:  S (L)  fits 9″-9.5″ (10″-10.5″) cup/mugs



Pre-Class Homework:  Simple Version
(Non-Steeked)

Cast On
Cast on 48 (52) stitches with your main color or band.  If you are using DPNs, divide your stitches across 3 or 4 DPNs for easy knitting.  Place a stitch marker to indicate beginning of round. Join in the round and work 1×1 ribbing below.

Work 1×1 Ribbing (worked Flat)
Row 1 (RS):  (K1, P1) to end.
Repeat Row 1 4 more times.   48 (52) sts on needles.

This results in 5 rows of knitted 1×1 rib.  You may choose to extend your ribbing if you
have an extra tall cup. 

Come to class with all colors of yarn wound and ready to knit with. 

SEE YOU IN CLASS!


Pre-Class Homework: Steeked Version

Cast On
Cast on 47 (51) stitches with your main color.  If you are using DPNs, divide your stitches across 3 or 4 DPNs for easy knitting.

Work 1×1 Ribbing (worked Flat)
Row 1 (RS):  (K1, P1) to the last stitch, K1.
Row 2 (WS):  (P1, K1) to the last stitch, P1.
Row 3 (RS):  (K1, P1) to the last stitch, K1.
Row 4 (WS):  (P1, K1) to the last stitch, P1.
Row 5 (RS):  (K1, P1) to the last 2 stitches, K2tog.   
46 (50) sts on needles.

This results in 5 rows of knitted 1×1 rib.  You may choose to extend your ribbing if you
have an extra tall cup.  If you extend
your ribbing, be sure you always work an odd number of rows (i.e. finish with a
RS row.)

Come to class with all colors of yarn wound and ready to knit with.  Although your homework is flat, you will be working in the round in class, so don’t forget your DPN’s, or circular needles, as well as your stitch markers.

SEE YOU IN CLASS!


Abbreviations:
K             Knit
P             Purl
K2tog    Knit two together
RS           Right Side
WS         Wrong Side
DPN       Double Pointed Needles
STS         Stitches
CC          Contrast Color
MC         Main Color