Beehive Wool Shop

Knitting Level 4: Two Handed Fair Isle


In this Knitting 4 class you will be introduced to Fair Isle Knitting. We cover basic techniques and then support you in working through a simple colour-work project of your choice (for example a hat or cowl).

Length: 4 sessions x 1.5 hours
Pattern:  You are welcome to choose your own pattern so long as it is:

  • Knit in the round
  • limited to 2 colours
  • A pattern that doesn’t offer technical challenges apart from the colourwork challenge (for example if you are comfortable making mittens but not hats choose a mitten project.)

We recommend the Beehive Fair Isle Headband (free with yarn purchase) or Andrea Rangel’s Botanical Beach Hat. Staff are happy to assist with pattern choice.

Skills Taught:

  • how to do two-handed knitting (pickers learn throwing, throwers learn picking)
  • colour dominance
  • how to carry floats 
  • how to read a chart

Skills Required:

  • Completion a few basic knitting projects
  • Good tension
  • How to cast on & bind off
  • How to knit and purl
  • How to read a pattern


  • 5 mm. 40cm circular needle
  • 2 colours of worsted weight yarn for practice (please bring to your first class)
  • Your pattern choice

Spring Sessions:

Dates Time  Teacher
4 classes: Thursday Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 6:00pm-7:30pm April

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