This class was taught at the 2016 Snake River Fiber Fair. This page is provided for informational purposes only.
Knitted Flocati taught by Lonna Alexander-Steele
Flocati is defined as a thick, woolen rug with a shaggy pile, originally hand woven in the Greek Islands. This class will give the student an opportunity to learn some unique ways to utilize locks of fiber by knitting with standard yarn and introducing bits of fiber or yarn into the work allowing for a plethora of design possibilities. In this class we will look at ways to use some of those left over bits of yarns and fiber in knitting.
Students should bring at least 100 yards of worsted weight yarn, any composition (no mohair, cashmere, silk or angora, please), knitting boards, “Knit Arounds” or similar knitting frames and picks, knitting needles either straight or round may be used in size 7 or larger.
Lonna will bring materials which may include, but are not limited to dyed and naturally colored locks of a selection of wools, alpaca and mohair.