Fair Isle Workshop with Tanya Thomann (3 hours)
Sunday, January 21, 12-3pm • $45
Saturday, February 3, 1-4pm • $45
Have you always wanted to tackle two-color knitting but been reluctant to try it alone? This is the workshop for you! With Tanya’s guidance, you’ll learn how to knit holding one color of yarn in each hand and how to follow colorwork charts with ease. Tanya will provide a hat pattern for the workshop and pass along tips and tricks for catching floats, keeping your knitting loose, and adjusting for gauge differences as you work. Go forth and make beautiful things!
Pre-requisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: the long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, and knitting in the round.
Homework: Participants should come to the first class with their ribbing complete: Cast on 116 stitches (using 16” US3 circulars), join to work in the round (being careful not to twist), and work 1.5” of 1X1 ribbing (K1, P1 around).
• Two skeins of Swans Island All American Sport, purchased from Spun (choose contrasting colors)
• 16” size US3 circular needle AND 16” size US5 circular needle
• US5 double-points (set of five) OR 32” size US5 circular needle (if you prefer magic loop)
• Paper and pencil
Maximum number of students: 8