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.
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:
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.
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.