Intarsia Basics: Argyle Cowl

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Intarsia is a technique that creates individual shapes in different colors. Unlike stranded or slip stitch patterns, separate colors are not carried across the entire row and the resulting fabric is a single layer of stockinette with the separate colors linked at the edges. Possibly the most classic example of the technique is the Argyle pattern. 

The first session will cover the structure of intarsia, how to prepare yarn butterflies or bobbins, chart reading and working the technique - just the diamonds, we'll add the lines later!

The second session will cover weaving in ends to close gaps and duplicate stitching the lines. 

Two Sessions: Thursday July 8 & 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Please note: there are two weeks between sessions.)

Yarn - Three contrasting colors of DK or worsted weight yarn. 

Three contrasting colors DK weight yarn. 

Sample used:

  • MC, Hikoo Kenzie Oceana (Dark Blue), 75 yds
  • CC1 Hikoo Kenzie Hokikita (Teal) 70 yds, 
  • CC2 Hikoo Kenzie Ruapehu (lt. Blue) 53 yds 

Please note: gauge is not crucial for this pattern. However, your gauge will affect yardage requirements. You may choose to knit longer before binding off, which will also affect how much yarn you need.

Needles - Appropriate needles for your choice of yarn in either 9" straight or short circular for working flat.

Accessories - Scissors, tapestry needle. Optional: Chart tracking device, bobbins. 

Pattern will be provided to students.

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