In January, I made my first Colormatic (from the free pattern designed by Michelle Hunter) as a shop sample in less than two weeks. Ann at Gosh Yarn It! takes the best photos.
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I taught the one-session class on February 1, and I made my Colormatic 2 for my lovely daughter as a teaching-project-in-the-works. I have a difficult time with indoor photos after dark, but this one is actually better than others that I have attempted.
Each cowl was made with four different colored skeins of "Kenzie" (50% New Zealand merino, 25% nylon, 10% angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk) from the HiKoo by Skacel Collection, Inc. A lovely, beautifully balanced yarn, and very easy to work with. The class was well attended and great fun!
And then there were socks! I do love teaching from my own patterns. In March, I taught a three-session class in making a basic toe-up sock from my TATU Try A Toe Up) patterns: TATU Sock and Fingeringweight TATU Sock. The class created a perfect opportunity for me to both start and finish a pair of socks for Mr K (whose 'Sad Socks' are still quite that).
The yarn that I used was Cascade Yarns Heritage 150 Paints (75% merino, 25% nylon). The fantastic 492-yards allowed me to make the tallest socks ever(!) I rolled the skein into two equal-weight balls, and I knit the sock cuffs until I thought that they should not be any taller. You can see that there was a decent amount of unused yarn in the remaining two balls (How opposite is that from those sad socks?)
I also made a second child's sock. This photo shows a blocked and unblocked sock. The blocked one was a part of the pattern photography. The unblocked one a class sample.
I had a total of three in-the-works socks as I taught the three classes which focused on (1) the toe cast-on, foot and gusset, (2) short rows, and completing the reinforced heel, (3) my favorite toe-up sock bind-off (the Kitchener Stitch Bind-Off) along with alternate bind-off possibilities.
The sock knitters were a smaller but very enthusiastic group! I hope to offer a couple more classes before summer.