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Tips and Tricks with Variegated Yarn

When:     Saturday, November 11th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Where:       Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA),
3420 W. Hospital Avenue, Chamblee, GA 30041
Fee:           $20 – AKG Members, $30 – Non Members

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Variegated yarn is a seductive siren with all of its amazing colors dancing in the skein. It entices you to purchase it but when you get it home it sits on the shelf, beautifully, and you agonize over how you are going to make it look as beautiful in your finished piece as it does in the skein. This class will teach you multiple different techniques for working with variegated yarn including how to analyze potential patterns for compatibility.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR, BARBARA BENSON
AKG’s author and designer extraordinaire, Barbara Benson, has designed and knit many miniscarves and shawls using many different variegated yarns. Her love for the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements shines through with intricate stitch work and swooping shapes. Barbara began knitting in 2010 and published her first design in 2011; in addition to her independently published patterns, her patterns have appeared in publications that include Knitscene, Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, Lace One-Skein Wonders, and Masterpiece Knits. Her first book is due out (we hope!) in the spring. More information about Barbara and her designs can be found on her website at http://tumpedduck.com and Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/barbara-benson. When not knitting she can frequently be found wielding either a camera, a chef’s knife, or a Minecraft pickaxe (with her son).

MATERIALS: A skein of highly variegated yarn with needle of appropriate size to work it at a loose gauge.

HOMEWORK: Cast on stitches and knit a few rows to begin swatch.