Filipa Carneiro | Purl Inlay colorwork: entretejer colores

Purl Inlay colorwork: entretejer colores

Would you like to add patterns of colour and texture to your projects in a new and exciting way? This workshop is for you! Filipa will teach you how to knit colours together to create unique and impressive designs. 

Filipa’s adventure with this technique began when she discovered some curious patterns in an old machine knitting book. She had never seen anything like this hand-knitted before and started experimenting to recreate the technique. The result is somewhat similar to the inlay technique, but the thread always remains on the right side of the fabric, never crossing over to the reverse. To achieve this, the contrasting coloured thread is secured on the right side to create an intricate pattern, similar to an embroidery stitch. This is then combined with the knitting principles to create beautiful motifs. 

In short, colour patterns are worked by knitting the new colour into the fabric using a purl stitch. Despite its elaborate appearance, it is surprisingly simple to execute. With a little practice, you can create unique designs. And, if you know how to knit purl in the Portuguese style, it will be even easier – you’ll love it!

Workshop content:

  • Introduction to purl knitting, how to handle the 2 colours.
  • How to knit the basic purl knitting stitch using the 2 colours
  • How to read the interweaving charts
  • How to knit the circular patterns
  • How to knit the flat patterns (in rows)

With the workshop, you will receive the pattern of a collar using this technique so that you can practice.

Language: English, Spanish and Portuguese
Date: Saturday, 16/11, from 17 to 20 h
Technique: Knitting
Places: 20 places
Knowledge level: Intermediate
Required knowledge: Know how to cast on, cast off, work basic knitting stitches, increases and decreases and knit in small circumferences (magic-loop or DPN). It is an advantage if you already know how to knit jacquard.
Required materials:  

  •  ball of DK/Aran weight yarn + 1 ball of super Bulky weight yarn in contrasting colours.
  • 5 mm circular needles (or the number recommended by the manufacturer of the yarn used).

Homework :  No homework
Sponsor: Rosários4




The entrance to one or more workshops includes the entrance to Barcelona Knits during the weekend.

Remember that to access Barcelona Knits you must go to the ticket office to exchange your ticket for a non-transferable wristband. 

Access to the exhibitors’ hall will depend on the capacity of the fair, so it is possible that queues may form outdoors at some point.


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