Knitting With 2 Colors: Fair Isle Knitting
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Color, Tips & Techniques
Launch into 2-color knitting (Fair Isle, Norwegian, Armenian) with an arsenal of tips for knitting with 2 colors (traditionally one color in each hand). It truly is much easier than it looks. We’ll do stranded knitting, and avoid puckers and tangles and purls (oh my!). Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; working in the round
Using either color (knitter’s choice), cast on 130 sts. Join into a circle, being careful not to twist the stitches over the needle. Work about 8 rounds in ribbing (1x1 or 2x2). Stop and bring this to class, along with a second color of the same weight yarn.
Supplies for Class:
Two balls of yarn (a light and a dark) and circular needles (1-16 inch or 2-24 inch) in size appropriate for your yarn. I recommend fingering wt and size 3 or 4 US needles, but if you prefer heavier yarn, that's fine too.