Fair Isle/Stranded Knitting Class
If you can knit, purl and decrease, then you can decorate hats, cowls and gloves with fun, repeating patterns in contrasting colors!
In this in person class in West Berkeley, you will learn how to juggle two colors at once with smooth, even gauge with a hat pattern that comes with the class.
I will explain and give visual examples demonstrating how stranded and Fair Isle differ from each other, as well as from other types of color work. I will also share additional motif patterns and video resources to inspire you to design your own projects.
Student will need the following materials for this class:
50 grams each of two contrasting colors of DK weight yarn, preferably in wool that won’t bleed. You can test your yarn for colorfastness and prevent it from bleeding by using this guide.
US Size 6, 16″ or longer circulars and double pointed needles. Longer needles will require you to use magic loop technique while knitting.
At least 12 stitch markers.
Please cast on and knit the ribbing for your hat *BEFORE* coming to class so you can jump right into learning the technique. Use your darker color and circular needles to cast on 100 stitches. Knit 1.5″ of k2, p2 ribbing. If this ribbing is too large or small for the intended head, frog and cast on again, increasing or decreasing the number of stitches by a multiple of 4. Do not bind off.
Students will receive the pattern in class.