Vertically Stranded Colorwork Video Download

Learn Lorilee Beltman’s ingenious technique for Vertically Stranded Colorwork! Lorilee has developed a brand new way to strand contrasting colors up your work, using Rovaniemi colorwork from Finland as her inspiration
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Learn Lorilee Beltman’s ingenious technique for Vertically Stranded Colorwork! Lorilee has developed a brand new way to strand contrasting colors up your work, using Rovaniemi colorwork from Finland as her inspiration. This technique is easy to learn, easy to knit, and opens up endless possibilities for creativity in your own pattern designs and modifications. Create colorwork socks with no stretch or tension problems or add a pop of color and texture to a simple scarf. Get started by knitting the beautiful Hourglass Cowl pattern included in this video workshop.

Run Time: 01:08:00

With this video, you will:

  • Learn the simple stitches comprising Vertically Stranded Colorwork
  • Manage your main and contrasting strands using a yarn butterfly
  • Work vertical colorwork both flat and in-the-round
  • Experiment with colors, textures, and patterns to create unique designs
  • Gain tools to prevent problems and troubleshoot your knitting 

About the Expert: 

Lorilee Beltman is a former yarn store owner, designer, and instructor. Her designs have been published in Interweave Knits, Sockupied, and many other books and magazines. An avid tent-camper, Lorilee grew up in Pittsburgh, spent thirty years in west Michigan, and now calls Seattle home.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP9549
Product Type Video Download
Author/Designer Lorilee Beltman
Technique Stranded Colorwork
Customer Reviews (5)
I really .enjoyed this workshop. The technique is really neat, and offers a lot of possibilities - I've integrated it with conventional stranded colour work for a lovely plaid pattern.
One of the reasons I found vertically stranded colour work working very well with conventionally stranded one is that the vertical colour work traps the horizontal floats! I can imagine that it would work well when combined with mosaic too.
The instruction is very clear, the video quality too. I am very pleased with this purchase, and I have found myself referring to it multiple times.
Hoping this is allowed, I've written a blog entry here:
Review by lovestoswatch (Posted on 5/27/2019)
Great intro to a new technique
I had the opportunity to take a different class with Lorilee Beltman at a knitting retreat earlier this year, so I knew what a great instructor she was. This video is a great intro to stranded colorwork, and her analogy with the railroad cars was a great help when I tried it out for myself. Her plan for "yarn management" so that you're not untangling yarn more than you're knitting is also great I'm so glad I downloaded this course - give it a try and I think you'll enjoy it as well! Review by Betsy (Posted on 8/30/2015)
Take Wing!
Lorilee Beltman's technique for vertical stranding is simple yet ground-breaking. Following her instruction, I am making caps with splashes of color spiraling to the crown, cowls with cables outlined in color, and more. With a teaching style somewhat reminiscent of Cat Bordhi, Lorilee uses stories and metaphors so unforgettable that I awoke one morning repeating to myself, "the train engine goes in front and the caboose follows." I've been knitting and teaching knitting for over five decades, yet I learned a great deal about this technique through this excellent video. Review by Katewrite (Posted on 8/23/2015)
Thank you Gladys!
I had trouble downloading this product so I called Interweave to see if they could help me. Gladys helped me download it step by step. I think it will be a good reference book for me and thanks to Gladys I can use it.
Thanks again,
Review by Julie (Posted on 8/22/2015)
Great method!
I can't wait to try this new method of doing stranded Colorwork! I've been looking for a faster and easier way to do colorwork without the bulk of carrying the yarn behind. I've got to complete a big cable blanket and as soon as I'm done with that, I'm on to watching the rest of the video and trying out the patterns! Review by CYNTHIA (Posted on 7/12/2015)
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