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How to Knit Stranded Color Work (Fair Isle Style)



Stranded Knitting (Fair Isle Style) is the technique of using two colors in one row of knitting, commonly done in the round where the yarn 'floats' behind the knitting.
In this single 2 hour class you will learn how to change colors, hold the yarn and read a stranded knitting color chart. We may also discuss history, style, design and applications of this technique.

Supplies:
Yarn: Model is done in 3 colors of Merino 8. You can use 2 or 3 colors.
Main color: 90 yds
Contrasting Color: 70 yds
Second Contrast Color: 10 yds 
Needles: US #8 16" circulars
Notions: Marker, tapestry needle
Pattern given in class.

Prerequisites: You must be able to do all of these without assistance
Cast on
Bind off
Knit and purl in the same row
Read a written knitting pattern 
Knit in the round

Homework: You will need to cast on 90 sts in your main color and, in the round, work 6 rows of K1, P1 rib (*k1, p1* rpt btwn *s to end of row). 

NOTE: Class and workshop fees can be transferred to another class or credited to your account up to two weeks before the start of the class. We cannot credit accounts or transfer after that.

Class size is limited and masks may be required, please bring one.



Skill Level:
intermediate
Skill Details:
Learn how to change colors, hold the yarn and read a stranded knitting color chart.
Materials Included:
Pattern given at class.
Requirements:
Must be able to cast on, bind off, knit and purl in the same row and read a knitting pattern without assistance. Have yarn purchased and wound if needed before class date.
Instructor Name:
Sandra D
Instructor Bio:
Sandra has been teaching Fiber Arts for over 20 years. She is a Certified Therapeutic Fiber Arts Instructor with emphasis in Special Education. She uses an student driven approach allowing each person to learn at their own pace.

How to Knit Stranded Color Work (Fair Isle Style)

Cost:
$ 25.00
Price does not include class supplies which must be purchased from the shop prior to the first day of class.
SDC400:   Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 10:00 am to Noon
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