Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

Stephen West in Köln am 27. November 2015

Stephen wird am Nachmittag einen dreistündigen Workshop Colour Play the Westknits Way geben, anschließend begrüßen wir Euch am Abend zur Trunkshow / einem Meet & Greet mit Stephen. Beide Veranstaltungen werden in englischer Sprache gehalten. Weitere Informationen in Englisch unten auf dieser Seite.

Stephen West in Cologne on the 27th of November 2015

Stephen will be giving a 3-hour workshop Colour Play the Westknits Way in the afternoon, followed by a Trunkshow and Meet & Greet in the evening. Both events will be held in English. Further information can be found below.

 


Workshop „Colour Play the Westknits Way“ with Stephen West

This class is all about showing off beautiful yarns with simple techniques combined in clever ways. Techniques like stripes, slipped stitches, and holding yarns together will be explored and combined to create bold architectural fabrics. Stephen will show off a colorful array of Westknits designs while encouraging you to look at yarn in a new way.

Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

Materials 

An array of colorful scrap yarn for swatching (all kinds of yarn weights and fibers).
Bring a range of needle sizes that you like for fingering weight, DK, worsted, and chunky yarns. For example, bring 3.5mm, 4.5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm sizes.
Mohair and funky textural yarns are highly encouraged.

There will be time to start a colorful new Westknits project towards the end of the class. Stephen recommends the following designs to choose from…
Penguono, Enchanted Mesa, Royally Striped, Vertices Unite, Exploration Station, Dotted Rays, Smooth Move, Marled Wave, Samen

Requirements: You should be able to cast on, bind off, knit and purl.

Class duration: 3 hours
Time3pm – 6pm
LocationAltenberger Hof in Nippes, Köln
Student maximum: 20
Difficulty level: All skill levels welcome


Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

Westknits Trunk Show/Book Signing/Meet & Greet

Come experience the colorful world of Westknits during this inspirational sample show and book signing! Stephen will talk about his latest designs, share stories, sign patterns, and and help you select yarns for your next Westknits project!

To help you with this we are more than happy to welcome Michaela from Wollfaktor, Sabrina from Das Mondschaf and Deliah from Heimatwolle with their beautiful yarns at the Trunk Show.

Duration: 2 hours
Time8pm – 10pm (admissions from 7.30pm)
LocationAltenberger Hof in Nippes, Köln


Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

Photography & makeup by Alexandra Feo

About Stephen West from Westknits

Stephen West is currently based in Amsterdam. His shawl designs and innovative colorwork have helped him become a widely recognized and respected designer around the world. Stephen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He studied dance at the University of Illinois where he encountered his first local yarn store, Klose Knit in Urbana, IL. The creative atmosphere of that local shop spurred Stephen to start designing knitting patterns and he was quickly featured in Knitty’s fall 2009 issue with his Colonnade Shawl. Soon after, he began publishing more patterns and launched a series of pattern books under the name Westknits. He continues to produce pattern books and hosts several online knit alongs each year like the Westknits Mystery Shawl Knit Along and Westknits Shawl Club. His simple, clean designs have now been knitted by thousands of knitters all around the world.