Fair Isle Knitting Zoom Class
This class is the replacement for the Fair Isle class that was scheduled in March at Black Squirrel. Please email me email@example.com if you would like to use your credit for that class by attending this one. You must contact me at least 24 hours before class to participate.
If you can knit and purl, then you too can decorate hats and fingerless gloves with adorable repeating patterns in contrasting colors! We will learn how to juggle two colors at once with smooth, even results on Zoom! Students will receive a Zoom link and pattern upon registration. This class includes an explanation and visual examples of how Fair Isle/stranded knitting is different from other types of color work, book recommendations and links to several free stranded knitting patterns. This class is also good preparation for the Circular Yoke Sweater class, which starts May 14th.
Required Supplies: – 50 grams each of 2 highly contrasting colors of DK weight yarn. – US Size 6 DPN’s if you want to make the gloves. – US Size 6, 16″ circulars & matching DPN’s if you want to make the hat. – You can avoid DPN’s by knitting the hat or gloves on one long (32-40″) circular needle using the magic loop technique.
Student Requirements and Homework: – This is an intermediate level knitting class. Students must be proficient with knitting and purling in the round on either DPN’s or circulars. – You’ll need to cast on and start the ribbing for your project *BEFORE* coming to class, so you can jump right into learning the technique. For the hat, using your circulars, cast on 100 stitches and do 1-1.5″ of k2, p2 ribbing. Do not cast off.
To sign up, become a Patron at the $30 Knitting Needle Tier on my Patreon site using the link below. Mention which class you would like to participate in. You will receive a Zoom link to this group once you have signed up.