Fair Isle knitting or stranded knitting is a traditional knitting technique using two or more colours of yarn. Its origins lie on Fair Isle one of the Shetland Islands.
Stranded colourwork is a wonderful technique that lots of contemporary knitwear designers use to incorporate colour into their design. It’s a great bit of knowledge to add to your knitting skills which you can put to use for everything from details in hats to gorgeous yokes.
This course will teach you
- the background of stranded colourwork
- how to knit with 2 colours
- to hold yarn in one hand or in two hands
- how to read colourwork charts
- the basics about choosing and combining colours for your project.
What skills will you need?
This class is perfect for the more advanced knitter, or even the confident beginner. You don’t have to have any experience with colourwork or chart reading.
You will need to be able to cast on stitches, knit, purl, knitting in the round (using either a short circular needle with a diameter of 30cm or less, on DPN’s or with the ‘Magic Loop’ technique).
This workshop will include yarn for practice during the class.
You will need to bring your own preferred style needles (circular or DPN’s) to knit in the round, size 3-3.5mm.
During classes you will receive an additional 10% discount on all the materials needed for the workshop or project.*
This class will take place on Saturday from 10.30 – 12.30. Minimum of participants: 2.
* Excluded are all sale items, books, patterns and gift cards. / Uitgezonderd zijn alle sale items, boeken, patronen en kadobonnen.
We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations that occur 48 hours or more before the scheduled workshop are eligible for a refund or (if possible) to be re-booked at no additional cost. / Wij hanteren een opzegtermijn van 48 uur. Wij vragen je daarom de workshop uiterlijk 48 uur van te voren af te zeggen, zodat we deze dan kosteloos voor je kunnen verplaatsen (indien mogelijk) of kunnen vergoeden.