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* Early Bird pricing ends on Mar 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM  




C102-5
Friday 06/01/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 06/02/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 06/03/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
15

Price
$610.00

Teacher
Janine Bajus

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Design Your Own Fair Isle Sweater (Payment Plan - Single Room $1895 - $610 now, $610 Feb 15, $705 Mar 15) with Janine Bajus
Student work designed by Karen Hurst
The infinite color possibilities in Fair Isle knitting can be intimidating! 

We begin by discussing the use of color in Fair Isle knitting, color theory, and helpful resources; continue with an exercise in value recognition; and plunge into the process of identifying the colors in your inspiration source. Then it’s time to build your palette and see how the colors work together. Janine brings all 212 colors of Jamieson’s Shetland for hands-on “speed swatching!” 

Spend day two choosing motifs and knitting them in your colors. You may bring charts, create your own in the workshop, or re-color one. 

The focus on day three is construction and the fit issues specific to Fair Isle-type garments. Steeks, corrugated ribbing, adding bands, and purl-when-you-can borders are discussed and demonstrated. As swatching continues, we will address color and pattern issues and solve problems as they emerge. 

This workshop covers a lot of ground: by the end of the three days, you will be well on your way to finalizing your own Fair Isle garment pattern. 

You must have experience with 2-color stranded knitting (or be willing to practice before the workshop) and you must have completed a sweater or vest (of any kind). 

Materials fee: $40 covers Shetland yarn for extensive swatching, journals, bag, and 28-page handout.

Payment plans: Each payment includes a $10 service charge.


Supplies
_US1-4 24-32" circular needles (the range of sizes allows you to determine your gauge)
_pencils
_motif books
_inspiration photos (instructions will be sent before class).

Homework
None.