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Donna Smith - Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting

  • The Risk Factory 20 New Mart Rd Edinburgh EH14 1RL UK (map)

You will be guided through knitting with more than one colour at a time as used in traditional Fair Isle knitting. During class you will knit a small Fair Isle sample in the round that can either be worn as a wrist warmer or used as a swatch. The traditional techniques used in knitting Fair Isle in Shetland will be discussed and Donna will give you tips (e.g. how to hold your yarn) to help with your future Fair Isle knitting projects.

Level: Beginner

Skills needed: Need to be able to knit stocking stitch

Materials to bring: Set of 3 or more DPNs in size 3.00 mm, 3.25 mm or 3.5 mm, or circular needles to knit small circumferences in the round.
Tapestry needle.

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 14