Freaked over Fair Isle? Curious about stranded colorwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colors? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! We’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental, and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, how to trap floats, Latvian braids, Fair Isle history and set good Fair Isle knitting habits. We’ll put everything we learned into practice while knitting up the Skybridge Hat!
- 2 Highly contrasting shades of Blue Sky Fibers Skyland Yarn
- Size US 3 (3.25mm) 16” circular knitting needles
- Size US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular knitting needles
- Size US 4 (3.5mm) DPNs
- Stitch Markers
- Tapestry Needle
- Sticky Notes
- Copy of Skybridge Pattern (found on Ravelry or at Tanisknits.com)
- With smaller circular needles, CO 120 sts using Longtail CO method with MC (the equivalent to the red in the project photo). Join in the round being careful not to twist. PM for bor.
- Work [k1 in CC (the equivalent to the pink in the project photo), p1 in MC] for 8 rounds.
- Knit 1 round in CC.
- Switch to larger circular needles. Knit 6 rounds in MC.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner, no previous colorwork necessary
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