This class was taught at the 2016 Snake River Fiber Fair. This page is provided for informational purposes only.
Show Your Colors! Handspun Stratigraphic Scarf taught by Claudia Pine
Bring your fingering/sport or DK handspun and knit it into an intriguing, yet easy, scarf that shows off the colors in multiple and varied combinations. The fashionable and artistic “Stratigraphy” pattern was designed to highlight the intricate color and texture of handspun dyed in long color repeats, but will also work splendidly in short-repeat or even solid colors. Despite the many layerings of color in “Stratigraphy” it’s very easy to knit! You will use a simple lace stitch and easy short-rows. If you can count, you can show your colors in your unique “Stratigraphy.”
Students should bring at least 300 yards of fingering, sport or DK weight handspun or commercial yarn, AND one pair of straight needles or one circular needle (16” or 24”), of the appropriate size to get a loose gauge (3-6 st/inch). A stitch counter will be helpful.
Claudia will supply copies of her pattern for the Stratigraphy scarf. She will also bring samples in different handspun wools (merino, corriedale, etc.), weights (fingering and DK) and plies (2-ply, 3-ply) and a limited number of loaner needles.