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Fresh Fair Isle - Mary Jane Mucklestone

  • Atrium Inn Cypress Room 2 2889 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A1 Canada (map)

Technique requirements: Experience working in the round with stranded colorwork.

Liven up your Fair Isle knitting! Spend the day with Mary Jane, author of 200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitters Directory, exploring fresh new colorways. This course will introduce the basics of color theory and how to use its principles to guide your color choices. We will learn about the use of color over the years in traditional Fair Isle knitting and move beyond, developing our own personal color schemes.

We’ll analyze how different color combinations can completely change how a motif looks. Knitting a simple stranded wristlet or fingerless glove will quickly illustrate new concepts.

Supplies to bring: Between 3 and 8 colors (or more, more colors = more fun!) of fingering weight wool yarn (Shetland Wool preferred), 25-100 yds of each color; US size 3 (3.25mm) dpns or your preferred needles for working small diameter pieces in the round; tapestry needle; scissors; stitch markers. Graph paper and colored pencils, if desired.

Homework: With any color fingering-weight yarn you like, CO 48 sts. Place marker, join to work in the round without twisting. Work k1, p1 rib for 1" (2.5 cm)

Class Level: Intermediate

6 hour class - $230

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