Stranded Fair Isle style colorwork is a classic technique that belongs in every knitters repertoire! Experiment with one handed and two handed methods of handling the yarn to see which is more comfortable for you. Learn simple tricks for keeping your tension even. See why certain color combinations sing while others fall flat. You’ll leave with the beginning of a hat, or a finished headband.
Saturday January 19th 2013 11-2
Class fee $65
Skill Level: you should be able to cast on, knit and purl in the round on a circular needle
Pre Class Work: Designate your colors A, B and C. Color A should be the one that contrasts most with the other two. With circular needle and color A, cast on 80 sts. Place marker for beginning of round and join to work in the round.
With B, knit round 1, then purl 2 rounds
With A, knit 1 round
With C, knit 1 round then purl one round.
Materials: About 50 yards each of 3 different colors of worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn (choose colors you like together, but that have some contrast) and size 8 (5mm) 16″ circular needles. Stitch markers
Sandi Rosner is the author of Not Just Socks, Not Just More Socks and Not just socks for Kids. Her designs and articles have appeared in Twist Collective, Knitter’s, Interweave Knits and Knit ‘n Style. Sandi’s classes at Stitches events are always packed with returning students who come back year after year to spend a few fun hours learning something new.
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