INTRODUCTION TO FAIR ISLE KNITTING
Saturday, June 17 from 2-5 p.m.
I love working two handed stranded color work, also known as Fair Isle Knitting. Join this class to learn the basics of Fair Isle: how to hold two strands, working floats, adjusting tension and gauge, reading charts and choosing the correct color palette.
There will be homework prior to the class so sign up early and pick up your yarn. This class is suitable for the intermediate to advanced knitter. Are you an adventurous beginner? Call the shop if you are unsure if this class is right for you!
Pattern for Ombre Hat (FREE!) Click here for link to FREE pattern. I will print it out for you if you'd like.
Yarn: 1 skein (about 120 yards) of worsted weight yarn (CYC #4) in Main Color
1 skein (about 120 yards) of worsted weight yarn (CYC#$) in Contrasting Color
NOTE: Yarn with at least 50% wool content is highly recommended. 100% acrylic yarn or yarn without enough wool content will be very difficult to use and is not recommended. There are a variety of yarn choices, something for every budget, at Bluefield Yarn Company. Ask for recommendations!
Needles: 16” size US 6 circular needle and set of US 6 double-pointed needles
Notions: stitch markers, row counter, darning needle
Participants will need to cast on, knit the brim in 2x2 ribbing and then knit until piece measures 2.5 inches from cast on. See above for link to free pattern.
$20.00 for the 3 hour class and a 10% discount on yarn (and needles/notions if needed) when you purchase your yarn from Bluefield Yarn Company.
$45.00 for the 3 hour class when you use your own yarn.
Can't make this class? Please ask about Flexible Scheduling...we can fit this class into your busy schedule!
If registering for class and ordering your yarn/supplies online please call the shop for the 10% off coupon code BEFORE you place your order!