Intro To Fair Isle Knitting - with Kate Atherley

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The Campbell Glen fingerless mitts take a very traditional pattern and make them modern and fun. An ideal first colourwork project, this class equips you with all the skills you need to make them – reading charts, working with multiple colours, keeping your tension even. 

There is a little homework to be prepared before arriving for class so we can start with the fun stuff right away! (see below) 

This class includes materials:

  • One 2-hour session
  • Pattern -  Campbell Glen - by Kate Atherley

Skills required: Students need to already be comfortable with knitting in the round. Instructions will be given for knitting with DPNs but students who are familiar with magic loop or knitting on 2 circular needles can adapt the pattern to knit as they prefer.

Please bring :

  • Needles:  3.00 mm / US 2.5 AND  3.25 mm / US 3 DPNs (or other needles for working in the round)
  • Removable stitch markers
  • Yarn Requirements:  50g each of two highly contrasting Fingering/Sock weight yarn. 
  • Your completed pre-work.
    • Required: you will need to knit the cuff ribbing  prior to the class so we can delve straight into the fun stuff.
           Adult S (M, L, XL)
           Hand Circumference 7 (7.5, 8, 9) inches
      • Needles
        • Sizes S & L: 3mm needles for working in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars
        • Sizes M & XL: 3.25mm needles for working in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars

      • Using MC and appropriate needles for your size, cast on 60 (60, 72, 72) sts. Distribute sts across needles as you prefer and join for working in the round.

        Ribbing round:
        [K1 tbl, p1] around.
        Work Ribbing as set for 8 rounds total.
        Knit 1 round.
        And pause ...  we will pick up from here. 

    • Recommended: If you are a continental style knitter (managing yarn in your left hand, picking) already, try the English method of knitting, and if you are an English style knitter (managing yarn in your right hand, throwing), try the continental method of knitting prior to class.  We highly recommend spending a few minutes a day working on a swatch in your less dominate method to get the hang of it... it will make stranded knitting much easier. 

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