Beehive Wool Shop

Knitting Level 4: Two-Handed Fair Isle

$80
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In this class you will be introduced to Fair Isle knitting (two-colour stranded colourwork). The instructor will cover basic techniques and support you in working through a simple colourwork project, such as a hat or cowl.

We recommend Sacred Peaks Cowl by Mountain and Mesa (available on Ravelry); however, staff are happy to assist with pattern choice. 

Length: 4 sessions x 1.5 hours

Your chosen pattern must be:

  • Knit in the round
  • Limited to 2 colours per row
  • A project that doesn’t offer technical challenges apart from the colourwork (for example, if you are comfortable making hats but not mittens, choose a hat project)

You will learn how to:

  • Knit with both hands (left-handed knitters learn to use their right, and vice versa)
  • Understand colour dominance 
  • Carry floats 
  • Follow a chart

You should know how to:

  • Maintain even tension
  • Cast on and bind off
  • Knit and purl
  • Read a pattern
  • Work in the round

You need to bring:

  • 2 colours of practice yarn and appropriate needles (we recommend choosing something in a similar gauge to your project)

Choose your own pattern:

  • Your chosen pattern and the required materials. See above for pattern requirements

Sacred Peaks Cowl:

  • Sacred Peaks Cowl pattern by Mountain Mesa (available on Ravelry)
  • DK/light worsted weight yarn. Approx. 200 m in main colour and 110 m in contrast colour (eg. Drops Soft Tweed, Drops Karisma, Drops Lima, Sandnes Garn Double Sunday, Sandnes Garn Duo, BC Garn Loch Lomond, Juniper Moon Patagonia).
    • 4.5 mm (US 7), 60 cm (24”) circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge in colourwork- typically larger than needle for stockinette stitch)
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Stitch Markers

      Autumn Sessions:

      Dates Time  Teacher
      4 classes: Thursday September 29, October 6, 13, 20
      5:30pm-7:00pm April
      4 classes: Wednesday November 2, 9, 16, 23 6:00pm-7:30pm April

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