Introduction to Marlisle Masterclass – Anna Maltz

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Marlisle (combining marl and colourwork, aka fairisle) is an unusual technique for creating decorative texture and colour shifts with a particular focus on seamless knitting in the round. Marlisle allows patches of stranded colourwork to be scattered around a project without the use of intarsia while avoiding unworkably long floats. It can be used to combine different weights of yarn, throw new light on your stash, overcome frustrations like jogging stripes and can even be used to adapt existing patterns. It’s a fun way to change how you look at knitting.

As an entry point into understanding this novel approach, you’ll be guided through the basics of how to work Marlisle, as well as plenty of tips and tricks to take you to the next level. There will be samples and swatches at hand to be able to touch and try on before and after. Suitable for a range of skill levels, but perhaps most exciting for knitters who have experimented with standard stranded colourwork and intarsia, so will understand the limitations and application of these existing techniques. The aim is to send you off inspired.

Time: Saturday 10:00—11:30
Language: English
Class size: 80
Price: Kr. 400,-

→ Get your ticket here from 22nd June, 10:00


About the instructor:

Anna Maltz is an avid sweaterspotter and knit detective who sees the world through yarn-tinted spectacles. She is an independent knitting pattern designer with a background in Fine Art. She has published two books, Penguin: A Knit Collection, and Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting, as well as contributing to other publications such as A Stash of One’s Own (compiled by Clara Parkes), Pom Pom Quarterly and Making Magazine. She lives in London and teaches all over the world.