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

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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 breathe—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 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. And when wrapping those carries, Sheila's technique will make your Fair Isle knitting flow like a gentle breeze.
Materials fee: $5.00 for yarn for class project.
Note: This class begins on Friday afternoon and concludes on Saturday morning.

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

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.

Bring a knitted swatch and leave on needles. Cast on 24 stitches using worsted weight yarn and size 8. Row 1 Knit Row 2 K2, p20, k2. Repeat until swatch measures 4 inches. Leave on needles.