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Learn Fair Isle Knitting March 3rd, 1-4pm

Learn Fair Isle Knitting March 3rd, 1-4pm

Discover the joy and beauty of Fair Isle knitting!

Our instructor, Sherry Smith, will guide you through the basics of this classic style of colorwork knitting. This is the first session of a two part workshop. However each workshop is independent and you are free to sign up for only one part if that is your interest. Part 2 will be learning to secure and steek (cut) your fair isle knitted piece and add button bands. (Part 2 will be scheduled on March 10th and sign up for that will begin soon.) In this class we will be working the pattern shown in these mitts.

Fair Isle knitting, also known as stranded colorwork knitting, is a technique for working two (or more) colors of yarn in the same row. It can be used for a wide variety of patterns from very simple to extremely complex designs.

The color changes in Fair Isle are generally close together. This allows you to carry the yarn you aren't knitting with across the back of the work as you go. You will be creating floats on the back side of the work.

Fair Isle knitting makes a nice warm fabric because all those floats add extra bulk and warmth. That makes this a great technique to use for small colorwork patterns on bags, sweaters, socks, and other projects where the back side doesn't show.

When: March 3rd, 2024, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: 113 W. Franklin Street in Waxahachie (our new location!)

You must be comfortable knitting small circumference in the round using any preferred method to take this class. And there will be a small amount of homework. Details will be emailed after you have signed up.


 

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