KN01 Addictive Argyles (and Other Retro Designs) with Harry Wells
Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dining Hall
Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle but mystified about how to accomplish them? In this workshop, you will learn the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat and a seaming method that makes the seams not bulky and nearly invisible. Each stage of the construction of an argyle sock will be covered, which is both similar to and different from the traditional top-down, heel-flap sock. Also covered will be how to chart your own Argyle patterns for different gauges, along with a review of very cool retro and contemporary variations on Argyle and other intarsia sock designs.
Proficiency Level: Intermediate. Bring to Class: Size US 5 ten-inch straight needles, set of US size 5 double-pointed needles, stitch markers, row counter, scissors, and tapestry needle appropriate for DK yarn.
Class Fee: $100. Materials Fee: $20.
Harry Wells is passionate about teaching and knitting. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue knitting full time. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience. He manages the Northcoast Knittery, a destination yarn shop in Eureka, California, and enjoys designing, including publishing patterns in magazines and on Ravelry. His design aesthetic emphasizes texture and linear flow. He designs mainly with men in mind, but his accessories almost always end up being unisex in appeal.