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Are you ready for a Weekend of Fall Color?

Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15
Knitting Temptations hosts a Weekend of Color with

JANINE BAJUS

Don’t miss this exciting learning opportunity when Janine spends the weekend at Knitting Temptations leading her signature workshops on color theory and Fair Isle knitting. Join us for one of these phenomenal classes, or immerse yourself in an entire weekend of colorful learning! All classes occur during the weekend of Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15. Keep reading for workshop descriptions. If you have any question or wish to register, please call us at (614) 734-0618.

 

NOTE: A 8:00am continental breakfast as well as light snacks will be provided for our students each day of the weekend. Students are encouraged to pack a lunch (microwave and full-sized refrigerator available for use) or enjoy one of the many delightful Dublin eateries within easy walking distance of the shop.

 

SPECIAL PRICE of $400 is extended to those who wish to join us for ALL THREE WORKSHOPS!

 

Color Outside the Lines:  Fair Isle Tam/Hat
Workshop fee: $150 – Tam kit included; other supplies extra
1 day: Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm (hour lunch break at noon)

This workshop is ideal for knitters who want to explore Fair Isle design, but are hesitant to start from scratch. Students select one of 7 colorways & receive a classic Fair Isle tam or hat pattern. To see the effects of color change, knitters will begin by working a series of swatches. Students will learn how color is arranged traditionally in Fair Isle designs. Janine will demonstrate the steps to complete the tam/hat chart in a way pleasing to the knitter.

Prerequisite: Some experience in 2 color stranded knitting and knitting in the round.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: Tam kit (provided in class), contains enough yarn for swatching and 3 to 4 tams (7 balls, plus 1 mini skein)
  • Needle: 24-32″ circular in US 3
  • Sharpened pencil
Homework: None
Maximum: 24 Students

 

Choosing Colors for Fair Isle Design: Working from a Source of Inspiration
Workshop fee: $225 – Yarn and Tam pattern included; other supplies extra
1-1/2 days: Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm (hour lunch break at noon), continues Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Join us for a day and a half of inspiration! Janine will discuss color theory and possible sources of colorwork inspiration. To understand the various interpretations, students will knit a series of swatches and choose their colors for knitting exploration. After analyzing the results, students will work with the tam/hat pattern, and Janine will demonstrate the processes of adding colors to a motif. By the end of class, students will have motif swatches and be ready to select yarns to create their own Fair Isle tam/hat.

Prerequisite: Experience with 2 color stranded knitting.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: For swatching (provided in class)
  • Needle: 24-32″ circular in US 3
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Photo, magazine picture, scarf or fabric that inspires you
  • Optional, but recommended: 3-in-1 tool (available at Knitting Temptations)
Homework: None
Maximum: 21 Students

 

Magic Ball Knitting: Serendipitous Color
Workshop fee: $75 – Yarn included; other supplies extra
1/2 day: Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Wondering what to do with the odds and ends of the wonderful yarns accumulating in your yarn basket? Creating a “Magic Ball” is a wonderful way to put them to great use!  In this class, Janine will teach how to arrange random colors in a way that looks intentional and not scrappy. Students will create a magic ball of yarn that is ready to knit the item of your choice with unpredictable results. Janine will discuss stitch patterns that will showcase the magic of your yarn ball.

Janine’s handout will include several patterns including a cowl and a stranded cap.
Prerequisite: Some experience in 2 color stranded knitting and knitting in the round.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: For creating the magic ball (provided in class)
  • Needles: 24-32″ circular in US 3 and US 4 for cowl, OR
    16″ US 1 and US 3 plus US 3 DNPs for stranded cap
  • Sharpened pencil
Homework: None
Maximum: 24 Students

 

The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way
by Janine Bajus

We will have copies of Janine’s book for our workshop participants and customers to purchase. If you are interested in owning this beautiful book, please call! We want to ensure that we have enough copies for all!
And don’t forget to have your book signed when Janine is at Knitting Temptations Oct 13-15!
You can explore more information about Janine at her website, feralknitter.com.
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