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5132
Saturday 02/22/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday 02/23/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
6

Teacher
Sheila Joynes

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Techniques to Make Fair Isle Knitting a Breeze with Sheila Joynes
Do your attempts at Fair Isle knitting create a puckered project? The technique taught in this class will show you how to let your stitches breath to keep your knitting even without those puckers. You will learn the basics of two-handed stranded technique. Sheila will share a cast on technique for corrugated ribbing to help prevent those unsightly puckers in your purls. Do you know where and how to join yarns to prevent having to weave in all the endless ends created in Fair Isle? Sheila teaches you the exact spot to add a spit splice, so it ends up in the right place for your color change. When wrapping those carries, Sheila's technique will make your Fair Isle knitting flow like a gentle breeze.
Materials fee: $5.00
Note: This class begins on Saturday afternoon and concludes on Sunday morning.


Supplies
3.75mm/US 5 32-40" circular needle for magic loop or (double points if perferred)
Materials fee: $5.00

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.

Homework
None.