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Do you have colorwork dreams? Are you hoping to refine your skills?

Have we got a class for you.

We’re currently seeing a lot of folks signing up for the October 13 virtual class we’ve set up to explore stranded colorwork.

We attribute this enthusiastic response to the magnetic power of the one, the only Lorilee Beltman. 

We want to be sure you have the class kit in time for the class, so if you’ve interested, consider this a Now Is The Time reminder. Register right here.

What is the Beltman Effect?

It’s what happens when Lorilee Beltman teaches us. The Beltman Effect is a sense of calm that washes over us as we dive into a new knitting technique. It’s that really great feeling that we’re in good hands. It’s a confidence that the teacher is going to get us through the beginner moment.

Lorilee is truly gifted, and we’re lucky to have her teaching for us.

We saw the Beltman Effect at work this summer at our sold-out MDK Summer Camp, the virtual class where hundreds of curious knitters knit what at first glance were a bunch of tiny dishcloths but were actually lessons in a variety of skills.

Stranded Colorwork! A New Frontier

This virtual class uses Dee Hardwicke’s new design, the Treeline Cowl, as the project.

It’s a perfect starter for colorwork, and the class kit (included in the registration price) has the Atlas yarn, Field Guide No. 25: Botanica with the pattern, a cute tin of MDK stitch markers, and our favorite linen Bento Bag for toting it all.

Hope you’ll join Lorilee on October 13. I’m personally looking forward to experiencing, once again, the Beltman Effect. I think I know a bit about colorwork, but I know that Lorilee knows way more than I do. Can’t wait. See you there!


  • Can’t wait!! I’ve never take a class from Lorilee Beltman but I’ve heard great things about her! I’ve never been very confident in my colorwork skills, so hoping to learn some new tricks & fix that.

  • Your description of Lorilee is perfect . She does in fact “create a sense of calm”. I’m so looking forward to her workshop.

    • I’m so glad to know you’re in class, Barb. It will anchor me as you and I go back to early days!

  • This sounds fabulous and worth every penny but we are constantly on the move right now, plus I do not have a smart phone (would a smart tablet work?). However I have seen one of Lorilee’s videos in the somewhat distant past and she is everything you say she is! So I’m sorry that I am missing out.

  • Lorilee is one of those hidden gems in the knitting world!!! If you haven’t experienced a class with her you need to do it asap!!

  • She is like the best Brownie Troop leader EVER! Nothing is too hard.

  • All very interesting and tempting but I really want to know what she is wearing in this beautiful photo? And a workshop/class or pattern for that item please!

    • Doreen, that would please me to no end! I promise to discuss it with our fearless leaders here. (Pattern is written but not yet published and uses a technique I’ve played with for years!)

      • I agree with Lorilee!!!!!!! It’s intriguing and beautiful!!!

  • I registered and got the kit in the mail but the navy yarn skein is defective (some of the strands are fused together). Do I need to return it in order to get a new one?
    Thank you

    • Mine was a little bit like that, too. But I wound it up and just tugged a little when I needed to. It knit up beautifully. The upside is that a “grabby” yarn is great for stranded color work.

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  • Our local Knitting Guild had Lorilee as a teacher at one of our yearly seminars. She is an amazing teacher and her classes sold out immediately!

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