Friday PM: Color Theory and Log Cabin Knitting – The Albers Cowl with Ann Weaver


Instructor: Ann Weaver

Whether doing stranded knitting, intarsia, stripes, or modular patterns, knitters are constantly faced with color choices. The Albers Cowl is a perfect opportunity to experiment with color by using small amounts of yarn and simple techniques. The goals of this workshop are to expand the knitter’s color vocabulary and confidence in color combination choices and to teach Log Cabin knitting techniques like picking up and knitting stitches.
This workshop will present the basics of color theory, like lightness, hue, and complimentary colors. Each student will receive a color wheel for future use. The different interactions of color (for example, complimentary colors) will be explored using my extensive collection of swatches and yarns from the shop (if available).
After a discussion of color theory, the workshop will focus on the Albers Cowl. Knitters will learn how to measure gauge in garter stitch, neatly pick up stitches from both horizontal and vertical edges, and keep it all really square. The workshop will also cover the sewn bind off and mattress stitch (used to join the three squares of the Albers Cowl). Although the only stitch used is the knit stitch, this class is a great chance for knitters to learn and improve finishing techniques while beginning an Albers project.

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Skill Level: Basic knitting experience; Casting on and knitting garter stitch; experience knitting with fine (fingering weight) yarn on small needles


  • The Albers Cowl pattern
  • size US 2 (3.0mm) straight or circular needles
  • at least 2 colors of fingering weight yarn for your first square


  • With size 2 needles and fingering yarn, cast on 30 stitches.
  • Knit in garter stitch for 59 rows, bind off.
  • Block square.

Cancelled class registrations are eligible for a refund (minus a $20.00 cancellation fee per class) until September 30th, 2017. After September 30th,there are no refunds for class cancellations unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list ($20.00 cancellation fee still applies). To request a refund or transfer of class registration please contact us. Materials fees are fully refundable.