JC25 Modular Mystique
with Jolie Elder
Also called domino or patchwork knitting, modular knitting is a way to create fabric one piece at a time, joining as you go. This is a great technique for stash busting or for showing off multi-colored yarns. Students will evaluate subtle differences between various methods. They’ll also explore easy ways to create different geometric shapes. Many pieced quilt patterns can be reproduced in knitting using this method. Skill level: intermediate. Students should be able to knit, purl, and double-decrease. Supplies: Class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color) and appropriate needles.
About the instructor: Jolie Elder has explored a wide range of needle arts after learning to cross stitch at age four. Her formal education includes a B.A. in art and a M.A. in art history from Penn State, and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from University of Michigan. She designs, teaches, and stunt knits in the Atlanta area where she demystifies the obscure. She is a past president of both Atlanta Knitting Guild and North Georgia Knitting Guild, and is currently active with Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance and Center for Knit and Crochet. Her published patterns accentuate geometric structure and feature meticulous techniques. She blogs her knitting experiments at jolieaelder.blogspot.com and posts on Ravelry as “Jolie.”