Class Title: Fresh Fair Isle
Instructor: Mary Jane Mucklestone
Overall Skill Category: Intermediate
Technique Requirements: Experience working in the round with stranded colorwork
Class Description: Liven up your Fair Isle knitting! Spend the day with Mary Jane, author of 200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter's Directory, exploring fresh new colorways. 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. Mary Jane will bring all 200 of the actual knitted swatches from her book for examination and inspiration.
Supplies to Bring to Class: Between 3 and 8 colors (or more; more colors = more fun!) of fingering-weight wool yarn (Shetland yarn preferred), 25 -- 100 yards of each color.
US size 3 (3.25mm) dpns or your preferred needles for working small diameter pieces in the round.
Your usual ditty bag of knitting notions, including stitch markers, tape measure, scissors and tapestry needle. Graph paper and colored pencils, if desired.
Pre-Class Assignment: With any color fingering-weight yarn you like, CO 48 sts. Place marker, join to work in the round without twisting. Work in K1, p1 rib for 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Class Size: Limited to 20 students