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Basic skills for Fair Isle knitting

Sundays, 8:30 – 9:30 am Pacific Time

March 3,10,17, and 24, 2024

Registration $125 USD

You will learn basic Fair Isle color patterning techniques to create a small drawstring pouch, including 2-color ribbing; drafting basic and relatively simple designs; carrying the ‘float’ successfully, and some basic designs for the crown.

At the end of the class, you will have the skills to design and knit a first Fair Isle hat. 



You must be very comfortable knitting, ribbing, and decreasing in the round on double pointed needles (dpns). 

9i Color Pattern Knitting Photo.jpg


4 or 5 double pointed needles, size 2.5 or 3mm

Approx 2 ozs (40-50g) of fingering weight yarn in several colors

Note - if you don’t have fingering weight yarn and thin needles available, use sport, dk, or worsted weight yarn and needles in a gauge that will give a fairly closely knit fabric.

Tapestry needle for tucking in ends

You may find graph paper and colored pencils helpful.  

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