The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can be learned in a matter of hours. Learn to read charts like a pro. Practice knitting in the round with two colors while trapping those pesky floats. Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing. Hold your breath while you cut open a crocheted steek. There’s nothing to it. What are you waiting for?
Techniques to be covered
- Discussion of traditional Fair Isle materials and construction
- Corrugated ribbing
- Using charts
- Two-handed Fair Isle knitting
- Discussion of dominant/recessive colors
- Trapping/catching floats
- Adding steeks
- Securing steeks
- Cutting steeks
- 50 gm smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
- 50 gm smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn
- US 7 (4.5 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular needle (measured from tip to tip)
- C (2.75 mm) crochet hook
- 10 stitch markers
- Sharp scissors
Swatch #1: With CC, cast on 15 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) for 3″ (8 cm). Bind off.
Swatch #2: With MC, cast on 80 stitches. Join without twisting to work in the round. Knit 4 rounds. Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.