Improvers Knitting Series: Lesson 4: Slip Stitch Colourwork

A series of workshops to help you with the next steps in knitting

About this experience

This is the fourth session of our Improvers Knitting series which is aimed at beginner knitters (who have already started knitting the basics) or those wishing to return to knitting or anyone who wants to expand their knitting repertoire. You should be able to cast on, knit and purl.

We will focus on knitting the Slip Stitch colour knitting technique to create a two colour patterned sampler square which can be used towards making a cushion or blanket.  We will look at how to work slip stitch patterns, how to read written and charted colourwork patterns and how to achieve correct pattern tension.

Different techniques will be looked at across the improver’s sessions and the different sampler squares knitted can then be collated to make a cushion cover or, if multiple squares are made, a blanket

You Will Need To Bring:
•    1 pair of 4mm or 4.5mm knitting needles (either straight or circular needles is fine)
•    2 Worsted weight (or heavy DK weight) yarns (such as Rowan’s Pure Wool Superwash Worsted, Handknit Cotton or Sandness Garn Peer Gynt) in strong contrasting colours. 

Skill Level:
You should be comfortable with the following
•    Cast On
•    Knit Stitch 
•    Purl Stitch
•    Cast Off