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Apr 2 / Karen

Building in Color Series

We are excited to announce that Michelle Hunter has scheduled another Building in Color series beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017, and continuing on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for 10 additional months. We have two sessions available: afternoon 2:00pm-4:00pm OR Evening 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Building in Color is a skill-building series; the only prerequisite is that students MUST BE proficient in the knit, purl, cast on and bind off stitches. Using three contrasting colors, students knit 10 panels, one panel each month, to learn new stitches and colorwork techniques. (No pesky prep rows or “squaring up” necessary!) The 10 panels are then joined together creating a unique and beautiful afghan onto which a border is added.

The course registration fee is $250.00, and includes the book, Building in Color, which is distributed at the first class in June. The course fee is due IN FULL at the time of registration. Payments may be made with check, cash, or credit card by calling (614) 734-0618 or stopping in the shop during business hours. If paying for the course in full creates difficulty, please contact the shop owner, Karen Wilkins. She is happy to work with potential students to make this wonderful course possible for all.

We understand that at times unforeseen events occur in life that may necessitate you to drop the course after registering. However, if you drop the course prior to May 15, you will receive a 50% course refund. Unfortunately, no refunds can be given after June 1.

A complete list of course supplies is included in this letter. As with ALL our classes, it is our policy that you MUST purchase your yarn and other class supplies at Knitting Temptations.

Knitting Temptations is thrilled to offer Building in Color led by the designer and instruction expert herself, Michelle Hunter. As many of you know, she is reaching new audiences far and wide with the Knit Purl Hunter Progressive Needles Knit-Along series sponsored by Skacel, her book and magazine publications, as well as workshops and appearances around the country. We are honored by her commitment to Knitting Temptations.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!


COURSE SCHEDULE (2nd Tuesday of each month):

June 13, 2017

July 11, 2017

August 8, 2017

September 12, 2017

October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017

December 12, 2017

January 9, 2017

February 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

May 8, 2017



  • Yarn: To ensure successful results, we strongly recommend that you use Simplicity by HiKoo for your Building in Color project. The patterns in the book are gauged for this yarn.

Simplicity – $7.30 per skein; 55% Superwash Merino, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 117 yds/50g

    • Yarn 1 (light color) – approx. 950 yards
    • Yarn 2 (medium color) – approx. 950 yards
    • Yarn 3 (dark color) – approx. 950 yards

It is possible, when knitted at the correct gauge, to need only 8 skeins per color for the entire project. However, to ensure that you have a sufficient amount of in yarn in a single dye lot, we recommend 10 skeins per color.

  • Needles: 24” circular in size US 6 or size needed to obtain the recommended gauge AND a 47” (or longer) circular needle for borders
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • Optional, but recommended:
    • Row counter
    • Stitch markers
    • Sticky notes


Gallery of BUILDING IN COLOR Afghans

Kathy’s beautiful Building in Color (accented by Michelle Hunter’s Indenpence Pillow)

Cindy with her lovely, rosy Building in Color


Jodi shows off her gorgeous blanket with a little help from Pat!

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“The hardest part about blocking is moving the dog…” ~ Peggy Arima 🙂


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  1. Rosina Lin / Apr 16 2017

    Hi, I’d like to sign up for the Building in color series.
    I can stop by this Friday to pay to secure my spot and to select yearn colors.

  2. Rosina Lin / Apr 16 2017

    Please sign me up for the building with color series classes.
    I will stop
    By this Friday to pick my yarns selections and pay for the class
    Thank you!

  3. Karen / Apr 17 2017


    I sent you an email re: which session (afternoon or evening)? Thanks!


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