Fair Isle, or stranded knitting, is a wonderful technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. In part 1 of this workshop, you will learn to carry two colors as you work a row, tips for keeping your tension even and how to read a color work chart for circular knitting. In part 2 you will learn how to read the color work chart with decrease stitches and work a double decrease in pattern.
Fair Isle Basics
Date: Sundays, September 11 and 18, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Tuition: $65/ Two 2-hour sessions.
Prerequisite Skills Required: Must have a solid understanding of knitted increases and decreases and be able to recognize a knit and a purl. Must know how to knit in the round.
- Yarn: 1 ball each of 2 contrasting colors of Heartland or Wool Ease.
- Needles: US Size 7 16″ Circular, US Size 8 16″ circular, US Size 8 DPNs.
- Notions: Lion Brand Stitch Markers, large eye blunt needle
Homework: With US 7 16″ circular cast on 80 stitches in main color (MC.) Join to work in the round, and work knit 2 purl 2 rib for about 1 1/2.”