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Friday 04/11/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Basic Fair Isle Techniques with Sarah Peasley
The Fair Isle technique has been around for centuries, but can be learned in a matter of hours. Learn to read charts like a pro. Practice knitting in the round with 2 colors while trapping those pesky floats. Discover the beauty of corrugated ribbing. Hold your breath while you cut open a steek. There's nothing to it. What are you waiting for?
50 grams smooth, light-colored #4 (worsted-weight) yarn; 50 grams smooth, contrasting-colored #4 (worsted-weight yarn); 16" circular needle (measured from tip to tip), size 4.5mm/US7 or size to match yarn; 2.75mm/US C crochet hook; 10 stitch markers; and sharp scissors.
SWATCH 1 With CC, cast on 15 stitches.
Work stockinette stitch (knit RS rows, purl WS rows) for 3 inches. Bind off.
SWATCH 2 With MC, cast on 80 stitches.
Join without twisting to work in the round. Knit 4 rounds. Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.