Fair Isle and Stranded Knitting Design
Instructor: Jeanne Davidson
Day: Saturday, October 2
Time: 1:00–4:00 (3 hours)
Class Fee: $45
Materials Fee: None. Pattern materials will be provided.
Class Size: min 3/max 8
Minimum Age: 12
Skill Level: Intermediate. Students should be able to knit in the round with double-pointed needles, two circular needles, or magic loop.
This class complements the Stranded! A Tale of Two Colors class on Sunday, September 19, which introduces stranding techniques.
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In this workshop we’ll explore the basics of designing fair isle and stranded knitting projects.
Students will learn how to incorporate stranded knitting into existing non-stranded patterns, how to adjust the colors in existing designs, and how to create their own stranded knitting patterns and motifs to fit a desired project. Students will spend time creating or modifying patterns using variations in color choices or adjustments in motifs. We’ll discuss how gauge and yarn types impact the process, how to center the pattern motifs, and how to ensure a good fit between the pattern motifs and the project. Students will come away with graphed patterns and swatches for exploring colors.
Participants should have graph paper, a pencil and eraser, colored pencils, a calculator, 5–7 balls of yarn of different colors in a similar weight, and needles of an appropriate size for the yarn and suitable for knitting in the round (double points, two circulars, or magic loop).