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Friday 02/24/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Fearless Fair Isle with Sandi Rosner
Stranded Fair Isle style colorwork is a classic technique that belongs in every knitter's repertoire. Experiment with 1-handed and 2-handed methods to see which is more comfortable for you. Learn simple tricks for keeping your tension even. See why certain color combinations sing while others fall flat. You'll leave with the beginning of a hat, or a finished headband.
50 yards each of 3 different colors #4 (worsted-weight) wool or wool blend yarn with some contrast between light and dark and 5mm/US 8 circular needles 16" long; stitch markers.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Designate your colors A, B and C.
Color A should be the one that contrasts most with the other two.
With circular needle and color A, cast on 80 sts. Place marker for beginning of round and join to work in the round.
With B, knit 1 round, then purl 2 rounds.
With A, knit 1 round.
With C, knit 1 round, then purl 1 round.