In this 2-part class, knitters learn the techniques for stranded colorwork, or "Fair Isle" knitting. We make a beautiful headband by Scottish knitwear designer Kate Davies — a great pattern with simple construction that allows us to focus on color theory and knitting techniques. This class is a thorough introduction to colorwork for knitters who have never tried it, but it is also an opportunity to learn new techniques for knitters who are looking to fine-tune their colorwork skills.
Knit and purl comfortably
Knitting in the round
What you'll learn:
Techniques for stranded colorwork
Reading a colorwork chart
Fingering weight yarn in 5 colors
16” circular needles in sizes: US 1, US 3
Pattern: “Wazz’s Winter Walking Outfit #1” by Kate Davies ($6)
**You do not need your yarn selected before the start of the first class, because we will be doing “color theory” and we will provide time in class to choose your yarn and select your colors.
*Students receive 10% off any supplies purchased for the class.
Students should come to the first class with an idea about what kind of color combinations they would like for their headband.
While no knitting prep is required for this class, students who are comfortable with a provisional cast-on are encouraged to cast on 130 stitches with waste yarn on the smaller needles before the first class.