Stranded Fair Isle is one of the most revered traditions in knitting. If, like many knitters, you shrink at the thought of carrying all those colors of yarn (oh, the tangling!) and the need for perfect floats (hello, puckering!), I see you. In two fun-filled hours, let me show you two super easy ways to create Fair Isle fabric using just one color per row. No magic spells required.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off
#1: With medium-to-dark smooth, solid-colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate-sized needles, cast on 21 stitches. Work K1P1 Rib until the piece measures approximately 1". Slip stitches onto holder with the yarn still attached.
#2: With medium-to-dark smooth, solid-colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate-sized needles, cast on 19 stitches. Complete same as #1.
#3: With smooth, solid light-colored worsted weight yarn and appropriate-sized needles, cast on 22 stitches. Complete same as #1.
Class handout printed and ready to go (handout will be available the week of the event); three homework pieces with the yarn still attached; appropriate-sized knitting needles; appropriate-sized circular knitting needle (any length); additional smooth, solid worsted weight yarn in at least 4 colors; sticky notes.