Monday, September 26, 2011

Colorful hands

contributed by Barb

Coming up with new classes each season isn't as simple as you might think. Customers request classes, and we come up with our own ideas, but then comes the challenging part. We have to find the perfect project for teaching each technique. The project needs to be interesting without being too difficult (we don't want to frustrate anyone!) and it needs to have new techniques, but not so many that people won't retain them all.  Sometimes it can be quite challenging to find exactly the right project.

I think I found a great project for our fair isle class this fall. I'll be teaching how to knit a simple set of wrist warmers. Wristers are a popular project, and they're pretty quick too.They're also a great gift idea for all those people on your holiday list. (hint hint)

The pattern I selected has hemmed edges, so this will be new for a lot of people. And the best part is that the color work ends when you start the thumb gusset.  It just seems to make it easier to concentrate on one thing at a time, and for those new to color work, this will be a good thing. Hope to see you in class!

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