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Thursday 02/20/2020, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 02/21/2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Inspired Fair Isle: Techniques and Color Inspiration with Anne Podlesak
Learn to develop your own unique color stories for Fair Isle designs. Anne will cover basic concepts including the technique of 2-handed stranded knitting and the traditional approach to coloring charted patterns. From there, you will develop a color palette based on your inspiration images, then use it to knit patterned swatches, learning to change pattern and background colors at varying intervals.
The split 6-hour format allows extra time for sampling and testing your plan with a bounty of dyed yarns Anne brings for swatching.
Note: Must have basic skills in knitting and chart-reading, as well as some understanding of working in the round and stranded knitting.
__US size 5 (3.75 mm) or US 6 (4.0 mm) needles – either short circulars or short straights
__2 contrasting colors of DK-weight yarn (minimal amounts needed, so 20-25 yards of each is all that is needed)
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
Select inspiration images in color—photos, magazine clippings—and bring to class.
Materials fee: $5 for multiple yarn colors to use for swatching in class.