Liven up your Fair Isle knitting! Spend the day with Mary Jane, author of 200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitters Directory, exploring and inventing fresh new color combinations. This course will introduce the basics of color theory and how to use its principles to guide your color choices. We will learn about the use of color over the years in traditional Fair Isle knitting and move beyond, developing our own personal color schemes. We’ll analyze how different color combinations can completely change how a motif looks. Knitting a simple stranded wristlet or fingerless glove will quickly illustrate new concepts.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; working in the round; chart reading; easy colorwork
With any color fingering-weight yarn you like, CO 48 sts. Place marker, join to work in the round without twisting. Work k1, p1 rib for 1"/2.5 cm.
Supplies for Class:
Between 3 and 8 colors (or more! more colors = more fun!) of fingering-weight wool yarn (Shetland Wool preferred), 25–100 yd of each color—make sure to include lights and darks. US 3/3.25mm dpns or your preferred needles for working small diameter pieces in the round. Tapestry needle; scissors; stitch markers. Graph paper and colored pencils, if desired.