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Shibori Scarf Workshop with Jan Hurwitz


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Saturday March 23rd from 2 pm to 5 pm

This workshop is all about texture and color, which the yarns from Alchemy are known for! We will focus on two unique scarves - the Magicianís Scarf and the Waterfall Scarf, both utilizing the technique of combining felting and non-felting fibers for a surprising and satisfying effect.

The design for the Magicianís Scarf came first - we call this scarf magic because of the remarkable transformation that happens after it is knit. Trading on basic principles of Shibori, two Alchemy fibers (Silken Straw & Sanctuary) are combined while knitting the piece.

Once complete, the scarf is felted (easily done in the washing machine), and magically, the ruffled edges appear! Unlike conventional felting, your piece will actually grow in length and width as opposed to shrinking. Only the felting fiber (Sanctuary) will shrink, while the non-felting fiber (Silken Straw) will grow.

Since the concepts of knitting and felting these two scarves are the same, we will cover both pieces in this single workshop.

Magicianís Scarf
Materials required:
2 skeins Alchemy Yarns Silken Straw (100% silk; 236 yds/40 g)
1 skein Alchemy Yarns Sanctuary (30% silk, 70% wool; 125 yds/50 g)
US size 5 (3.75mm) circular needles (24-32Ē length)
Tapestry needle

Homework - please complete prior to coming to class:
Cast on 349 sts with Silken Straw ďColor AĒ (please do this cast-on loosely)

Waterfall Scarf
Materials required:
3 skeins Alchemy Yarns Silken Straw (100% silk; 236 yds/40 g)
1 skein Alchemy Yarns Sanctuary (30% silk, 70% wool; 125 yds/50 g)
US size 6 (4mm) circular needles (24Ē length)
A set of double-point needles - US size 6 (for making I-cord)
Tapestry needle

Homework - please complete prior to coming to class:
With Sanctuary Yarn (referred to as Color A in the pattern), cast on 4 sts using double-point needles and make an I-cord that measures 70Ē.

If you have time, you can make a second I-cord at the same time, as you will need it later in the pattern (donít worry if you donít get the 2nd one made, itís just easier to measure both at the same time for consistency).

About Jan

Jan Hurwitz has been knitting and teaching for 15 years. As the former owner of a local yarn shop - Knitting Arts, in Saratoga, Ca. - Janís passion is designing knitwear that showcases beautiful yarns, and stunning silhouettes that flatter just about everyone! Her designs have been published by Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitterís Magazine, Knit ĎN Style, Stitch ĎN Bitch, Tahki-Stacey Charles, Jade Sapphire, and have appeared in numerous Stitches West Fashion Shows.

The majority of Janís time now is spent traveling throughout northern California & Nevada calling on yarn shops as a rep for a handful of wonderful companies, including Alchemy Yarns of Transformation. And of course, still knitting!

You can see more of Janís work at her website www.jknit.com and on Ravelry.


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$45.00
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