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Strange Brew Colourwork Workshop with Tin Can Knits

Make a start on designing your own colourwork yoke sweater following our versatile 'Strange Brew' recipe!


We'll explore the design of a circular yoke worked either bottom up, or top down. In this full day intensive workshop we'll explore yarn choices, colour combinations, and each participant will get one-on-one feedback on their unique yoke design. We'll also take a look at different ways to swatch and tools for developing designs both with pencil and graph paper, and by experimentation on the needles.

I encourage each of you to cast on and begin your project; either by making a swatch hat or cowl, or by getting started directly on your yoke sweater!

Skills required: - stranded colourwork knitting
- A knowledge of how to read multi-size knitting patterns
- An understanding of gauge
- A willingness to experiment!

Student materials: Yarn - 2 or more colours in either sock, DK, or aran weight yarn of the sort you would like to make a sweater in. I suggest you start with 50-100g of your main colour plus small amounts of contrast colours for swatching at a minimum.

- Bring needles to correspond with your yarn

- Optional: Stitch dictionaries or patterns for inspiration, pencil, eraser, pens, colouring pens or pencils if desired, graph paper

***Please bring a lunch and a water bottle***

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About Tin Can Knits and Alexa Ludeman

Tin Can Knits is the collaboration of two Canadian designers; Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel.

With accessible and clearly written patterns, beautiful photography and heartfelt stories, and we aim to share our love of knitting, and inspire you to do the same!

From our very first book in 2011 (featuring Alexa's first baby, Hunter), our catalog of popular knitting patterns has grown along with our families! We love to design and knit, and most of all we love to share our passion with other knitters.

Alexa lives in her hometown of Port Moody, Canada with her husband Gary and three kids: Hunter, Jones and Bodhi. With a background in teaching and photography, she brings a discerning eye and a creative flair to Tin Can Knits.