Navajo Intarsia with Michelle Hunter
Date(s) - 04/17/2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Learn to knit a whimsical shawl where opaque polka dots dance on a sheer background. The design is made possible through a magical combination of Navajo knitting and Intarsia. Unlike traditional Intarsia, only one skein is used at a time with no interlocking or ends to weave in. Previous experience with Navajo knitting or Intarsia is NOT required. It’s fast, fun and easy to learn.
Using fingering weight yarn, the pattern is available in two sizes. Both sizes are perfect for warming the shoulders on a chilly evening. The large size would make a stunning wrap for the modern bride!
Class includes the pattern, expert finishing tips, and lots of hands-on instruction for this unique technique. During the session, we will be swatching and beginning the shawl – be sure to bring a fabulous yarn to showcase the design! We will also explore how to incorporate the skill into an endless array of design possibilities.
Size of finished shawl: Small (Large) – 60 (76)” wide, 33 (40)” deep at center point.
One color of smooth, fingering weight yarn, 760 (1,100) yards.
US #9 (5.5mm) 32-40” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge of approx. 16 sts and 23 rows = 4” in stockinette after blocking. (Gauge will be determined in class – no need to swatch!) Bring extra needles to class to adjust size if necessary.