Fun with Floats


with Valerie Ng

Saturday: 13.30 – 16.00

In this intermediate colourwork class, the various ways (weaving, twisting, locking, and laddering) to manage floats when knitting stranded colour work will be explained, demonstrated, and discussed.

Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with different methods.

Valerie will also explain how the different techniques affect the look of the resulting fabric and more.

Participants must have a basic understanding of how the stranded colourwork or fair isle knitting is worked or have worked on projects that require knitting using more than one colour per row/round.

Participants will receive instructions for the methods explained in class alongside links to supplementary information available on the internet for reference.

A Christmas Stocking pattern (using up to 5 colours) will also be provided.

Please bring:

  • 80cm circular needles – 4.5mm and 5mm
  • 25g each of Aran weight yarn in 2 different colours (preferably one in cream/white and another in a contrasting colour)

Valerie is a former music educator from Hong Kong who is searching for a new identity in Holland through knitting, sewing, weaving, yarn dyeing, lace making, and reading Art History. She is a self-taught, meticulous process knitter who is obsessed with knitting techniques and pattern modifications.

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