intro_fair_isle_knitting_884_350.jpg Horizontal TabsDescription The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can easily be learned within this 6-hour class taught by instructor Sarah Peasley. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Registration Fee: $95 *K-12 Educators: Earn 6 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. Register Here If you are an advanced beginner, intermediate or more experienced knitter, comfortable with knitting and purling, looking to learn or brush up on Fair Isle skills, this workshop is for you. Begin by becoming fluent in both the English and Continental styles of knitting (holding the yarn in either your right or left hand). Practice knitting in the round with two colors (one in each hand) while making a colorful little bag, pouch, or bowl. Learn to read charts like a pro. Trap those pesky floats. Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing. Hold your breath while you cut open a steek. Please see the supplies tab above for a list of materials to bring to the workshop and homework to complete before the class. Faculty Sarah Peasley Instructor of Visual Arts, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Please bring: Yarn #1 — 3½ oz (100 gm) smooth worsted-weight yarn (approximately 5 stitches/inch) in Color A (solid color). Yarn #2 — 3½ oz (100 gm) smooth worsted-weight yarn (approximately 5 stitches/inch) in Color B (solid contrasting color, or a multi-colored yarn that contrasts with and does NOT include Color A). Needle #1 — US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle. Length: Must be 16 inches long (measured from tip to tip) (interchangeable needle sets can NOT usually make a 16” circular needle). Needle #2 — US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles. Crochet hook — US C (2.75 mm) Stitch markers Blunt darning needle Sharp scissors Homework- to be completed before class Swatch #1: With Color A, cast on 15 stitches. Work in stockinette stitch (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) for 3" (8 cm). Bind off. Swatch #2: Repeat Swatch #1. Swatch #3: With Color A and circular needle, cast on 80 stitches. Place marker and join without twisting to work in the round. Knit 3 rounds. Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.