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Fair Isle Socks - Mary Jane Mucklestone

  • Atrium Inn Cypress Room 1 2889 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A1 Canada (map)

Technique requirements: Experience making at least one pair of socks. Some experience working stranded colorwork in the round in a small diameter piece.

So you’ve knit a pair of socks or two and you’ve done some stranded colorwork. How about having a bit more fun and combine the two? We’ll practice by making a wee sock, stranding while picking up tips and techniques.

We’ll learn to read charts, make a simple heel that makes Fair Isle work easy and uninterrupted, plus ponder other heel options. We’ll explore different ideas for choosing and combining colors. Come ready for colorful fun and adventure.

Supplies to bring: Between 3 and 5 (or more!) colors 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; One set each US2 (2.75mm) and US3 (3.25mm) dpns or your preferred needles for knitting socks in the round; tapestry needle; scissors; stitch markers.

Homework: On smaller needles 24 sts. Join for working in the round taking care not to twist. K1 P1 rib for 1 inch.

Class Level: Intermediate

3 hour class - $120

Earlier Event: September 30
Secrets from the Skein - Kim McBrien Evans