Botanical Intarsia - Zoom Recording

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Please note this is for the recording of a Zoom class that previously took place. The full description of the class is below. After purchasing, the handout and recording will be emailed to you. The recording will be available to view until 1st September 2024. You can e-mail Florence with any questions you may have about the content covered within the class. 
A 2-hour group class with Florence Spurling taught virtually via Zoom. Intarsia is one of the most creative techniques within hand knitting that can be likened to painting with yarn. In this class, students will learn all the skills needed to walk away feeling confident with this artistic colourwork method. After trying out the technique with a small swatch in two colours, participants will look at different intarsia charts as examples and learn how to read them. Yarn organization and finishing will be explored, including the best ways to add in new yarns for a clean and professional look, as well as tips on handling and organizing multiple yarns at a time. Students will gain an insight into the design process and discover different approaches to creating organic inspired designs. We will work on a botanical intarsia chart that uses different weights of yarns to create an organic patterning effect. After completion of the class, students will walk away with all the skills needed to confidently knit botanical intarsia patterns. 
  • Class Level: No experience in the intarsia method is needed.
  • Teacher: Florence Spurling.


  • 2 colours of yarn in the same weight plus corresponding needles to practice the intarsia method. 
  • Yarn for botanical intarsia swatch in different weights: laceweight i.e. silk/mohair, fingering weight, two lots of chunky weight. Note: you can ply up different weights of yarn to create the correct weight. If you prefer you can use all the same weight yarn and use odds and ends! Select a needle size that corresponds with your thickest yarn weight.