Come experience the colorful world of Westknits! We are excited to welcome Stephen West to nido for a book signing of Westknits Bestknits and a workshop featuring his latest Marled Magic pattern. Stephen’s shawl designs and innovative colorwork have helped him become a widely recognized and respected designer.
Westknits Bestknits Book Signing with Stephen West
Friday, May 5th 6:30 pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $10. Refreshments provided. Tickets available here.
Meet Stephen West, purchase a copy of his latest book, and have it signed. Stephen will also lend his color theory tips for your future crafty projects. Have in mind your next creation and get a little pop of color advice courtesy of Stephen himself! Let’s get to “Knittin’ Kitten!” Event limited to 50 participants.
Saturday, May 6th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm* UPDATE – Class is full.
Saturday, May 6th 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $75 (not including materials)
Learn all about Stephen’s Marled magic tricks for combining multiple yarns. Participants will experiment with holding 2 strands of yarn together to create fabrics that look like painted works of art. Choose between Stephen’s Marled Magic shawl design OR Samen shawl. Digital pattern included with class. Class is limited to 20 students.
Materials: Marled Magic shawl participants should bring a colorful pile of fingering weight yarns and a US8 circular needle. Stephen recommends bringing a color palette of at least 5-10 colors to start. For example, bring shades of blue to create a warm palette with pinks, oranges, and reds. Gather more yarn from your stash than you think you may need because you can always edit your yarn selection later. It’s best to have a broad range of colors and yardage amounts so you have more options to choose from while you knit each section. If you want a super colorful shawl, bring a bag full of colorful fingering weight yarns to stripe and play! Lace weight mohair yarns are also highly encouraged.
Materials: Samen shawl participants should bring 5 different colors (full skeins) of lace weight yarn and US 5 needles. If you are a tight knitter, use a size 6 or 7 needle. In the beginning of the class, participants will experiment and play with color combinations and then then start the shawl project in the second half of class. Please also bring a collection of scrap yarn (approximately 7-10 colors of fingering weight yarn) and US 8 / 5mm needles to play with marled color techniques. Mohair and fluffy textures are also encouraged.
*photos courtesy of Westknits.