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Fair Isle Knitting 101
Friday, May 18, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
All those colors in Fair Isle knitting can seem scary, but once you learn the techniques the colors will just flow from your fingers and you will want to knit “just one more row”. “Fair Isle Knitting” has become a synonym for 2 color stranded work, but actually, the women from the small island of Fair Isle Scotland had their own specific rules to make this technique faster and easier. Learn about these and how they differ from other 2 color stranded work, and intarsia while you knit a head band. Continental knitting, corrugated ribbing, carrying both colors in one hand or one in each hand, and catching floats, will be covered as well as the history of Fair Isle knitting.
Students should bring the following materials:
- Size #3 (3.25mm) circular needle, 16” or 20”
- Size #5 (3.75mm) circular needle 16” or 20”
- 3 balls of yarn DK/sport wt, colors should have good contrast (Brown sheep Nature Spun sport wt works well, if you need to purchase yarn).
- Size D crochet hook
Cost - $45 Early Bird/ $50 Regular plus $10 for materials.