Fair Isle Bag or Bowl


Dates: Sundays, January 23 and 30, 2022
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Eastern

This class takes place on Zoom.

Practice knitting in the round with two colors (one in each hand!) while making a pretty (and pretty handy!) drawstring bag or soft-sided bowl.

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The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can easily be learned in a couple of hours. Create beautiful corrugated ribbing while learning to work with two colors, then add some Xs and Os from a very simple chart. Color dominance, tensioning, and trapping floats will also be discussed.

Two sessions will cover

  • two-handed Fair Isle; corrugated ribbing; i-cord (for bag)
  • reading and working from charts; tensioning yarn; color dominance; trapping floats


  • All knitting class sessions will take place online via Zoom at the appointed times only, and will not be recorded.
  • A Zoom link will be emailed to each student 24 hours prior to each upcoming class session.
  • The online instruction will consist of two windows: one with Sarah’s smiling face, and one with on-camera close-ups for demonstration purposes. Each student’s smiling face will also be viewable in a window.
  • Each student will be responsible for using Zoom (super easy by clicking on a link) on an electronic device that is large enough for the instructor window and demonstration window to be clearly viewed.
  • No refunds.

Skill level

  • MUST be comfortable with both knitting and purling
  • You DO NOT already need to know how to knit English style (throwing) AND Continental style (picking) before class, but you DO already need to know how to knit English style OR Continental style.

Materials needed

  • worsted-weight 100% wool yarn (non-superwash): approximately 100 gms each in two highly contrasting colors (main color: MC; contrasting color: CC). Samples were made using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted (4 oz, 250 yds per skein)
  • US 7 16″ circular needle (measured from tip to tip)
  • US 7 double-pointed needles
  • notions:
    • safety pins
    • yarn needle (for seaming and weaving in ends)
    • scissors


  • With 16″ circular needle and MC, cast on 80 stitches. Place marker and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Knit 3 rounds.