Beginning Fair Isle

Amy Detjen

Satruday PM

Launch into 2-color knitting (Fair Isle, Norwegian, Armenian) with an arsenal of tips for knitting with 2 colors (traditionally one color in each hand). It truly is much easier than it looks. We’ll do stranded knitting, and avoid puckers and tangles and purls (oh my!). We will also discuss Yarn Dominance.

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner (or Beyond Beginner)

Material fee: $0


Student Supplies: Two balls of yarn (a light and a dark with noticeable contrast) and circular needles (1-16 inch or 2-24 inch) in size appropriate for your yarn. I recommend fingering wt and size 3 or 4 US needles, but if you prefer heavier yarn and larger needles, that's fine too.

Homework: Using either color (knitter’s choice), cast on 128 sts. Join into a circle, being careful not to twist the stitches over the needle. Work about 8 rounds in ribbing (1x1 or 2x2). Stop and bring this to class, along with a second color of the same weight yarn.