Fair Isle for All: Learn to Knit Fair Isle or Switch Up Your Fair Isle Technique
With Ann Weaver
June 12, 10:00 am-12:00 pm CDT
In this workshop, knitters from adventurous beginners to advanced will learn stranded knitting or explore new ways of working this technique.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
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New to colorwork? Learn to knit Fair Isle or stranded knitting using two colors per round. Want to learn a new method of knitting Fair Isle? Learn to knit with one color in each hand, two colors in your right hand, or two colors in your left hand.
In this workshop, we’ll use the Madison Park hat to practice Fair Isle knitting. This hat uses small, intuitive colorwork patterns that enable you to focus on your technique. There are no long floats, so you won’t need to worry about catching your yarn when working with two colors. By the time you finish the hat, you’ll be comfortable with your chosen method of Fair Isle knitting.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases
__16-inch 3.5.mm/US 4 and 3.75mm/US 5 circular needles
__Row counter (optional but helpful)
__DK-weight yarn: about 215 yards total; 125 yards in A, the main color, and 30 yards each in B, C, and D
__Madison Park pattern (provided as a class handout)
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes