Fair Isle fans take note, there’s a new way to strand your colorwork and it’s vertical! Lorilee Beltman has been designing with this new method and we’re so excited to announce that she’s coming to Lion Brand Yarn Studio to teach on October 5. Lorilee Beltman’s articles and designs have been published in The Ultimate Hat Book (Vogue/Soho Publishing), Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockinʼ Sock Club, Interweave Knits Magazine, Interweave Sockupied eMag, Twist Collective, and Beyond Toes by Judy Becker. She is a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting instructor, a TNNA designer/teacher member, and a member of Cat Bordhiʼs Visionary Authors group.
In Vertical Colorwork with Lorilee Beltman we will explore various ways that color can be added when contrasting stitches climb vertically from round to round. These techniques do not inhibit the elasticity of the fabric. We’ll play with simple zigs and zags, color between lace, and purl-only columns that look like caterpillars. We’ll explore it’s sketchy history- it is used in Rovaniemi knitting, as a substitute for duplicate stitch in argyle, and it even appears in a Japanese stitch dictionary. Color is knitted in as you work, not applied afterward. We’ll apply a lace and slipstitch version of the technique to a project we begin in class.
Lorilee welcomes a range of skills from eager beginner to advanced.
Sunday, October 5th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lion Brand Yarn Studio, 2nd Floor
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