Melanie Berg

melanieberg

I’m Melanie, and I combine texture and color into wearable modern designs that are both playful and beautiful. I design to surprise — from matching cheeky stripes with elegant lace, to choosing unexpected color combinations. I love to collaborate with other creative types around the world, and my patterns have been published by yarn companies and knitting magazines large and small.

I live with my husband and three children in Bonn, Germany, where I find inspiration in the landscape, history, and culture.

Shawl construction

Friday 10-13
Old Vicarage
Tickets 89€. Tickets are available 5th of March.

Shawl Construction

Have you been dreaming of designing your own shawl, but don’t know how to get started?
This class will teach you basic shawl layouts. You will learn how different shapes are being constructed: Circular and semi-circular shawls, triangular shawls, symmetrical and asymmetrical shawls and others, and we’ll cover basic operations like gauge and size calculations.
You’ll learn special cast-on techniques and I’ll walk you through the single steps that lead to bringing your shawl ideas to life.
Skill Level: intermediate
Prerequisites: basic knitting skills
Please bring knitting needles and some yarn.

Colorwork Shawl

Saturday 10-13
Old Vicarage
Tickets 89€. Tickets are available 5th of March.

Colorwork Shawl

Meet Melanie and a wide variety of her colorwork shawls that she’ll be bringing in for this workshop.
Learn more about different ways to add some color to your knitting and choose among four of Melanie’s designs to cast on for: Ashburn, Moonraker, Ropedance or Nangou. We’ll talk about the different colorwork techniques used in these patterns and will try them out, and you will receive a printed copy of the pattern, along with many helpful tips & tricks that Melanie will share with you.

Skill Level: confident beginner to intermediate
Prerequisites: basic knitting skills
Please bring knitting needles and yarn in two different colorways.

Design your own mosaic shawl

Sunday 14-17
City hall
Tickets 89€. Tickets are available 5th of March.

Design your own Moasic Shawl

Did you avoid the mosaic technique so far because it looks so unbelievably complicated? But it isn’t! With this amazingly versatile technique, you can easily combine two colors for a stunning result.
In this workshop, you’ll design your own topdown triangle shawl that uses the mosaic technique. You create an original mosaic pattern and I’ll walk you through all the necessary steps, from casting on over fitting your pattern into a triangular shape to finally binding off.
Of course we’ll also be knitting, and although the timeframe isn’t big enough for knitting in entire shawl, you’ll be ready to do so once you’ve completed the
course.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills
Please bring knitting needles and some yarn in two different colors.