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Saturday 02/21/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 02/21/2015, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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*Knitting Color, Creativity Design Garment construction Knitting techniques Project-based Skill-building basics

Beth Brown-Reinsel

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Fair Isle Tams with Beth Brown-Reinsel
This Fair Isle class is for knitters who would like to venture into two-color knitting but haven't had the chance. A small tam comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the wheel area will be knit on double points or a circular needle in four colors, although never more than two in a round.

Techniques included in the workshop are: Knitting with a color in each hand, weaving yarns to reduce snagging, reading tam charts, knitting traditional peerie, border, and wheel patterns, and shaping and finishing of the tam. The class will end with a discussion on designing a tam.

Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, two circulars or Magic Loop.

__Yarns: Four colors, 1 to 2 oz. each, of worsted weight, solid-colored wool yarn. Be sure there is some contrast between each color. Space dyed yarns, heathered yarns and fuzzy yarns will obscure the patterns and are not recommended.

__Needles: 16" circular needles in size 5.0 mm (US 8), and one set (8" or shorter in length) double pointed needles, in sizes 3.75 mm and 5.0 mm (US 5 and 8)
__ Notions: Tapestry needle, scissors, st markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart.
__sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart.
__Optional: if you don't like working with chart symbols, bring colored pencils that correspond to the yarns you've chosen to color on the chart.
__Note: Knitters who prefer and are proficient in working with 2 circulars or Magic Loop instead of double pointed needles, may bring the appropriate needles.

The Ribbing: With size 3.75 mm (US 5) double pointed needles and your chosen main color yarn (one of the darker colors, or your choice!), cast on 74 sts. Slip on marker, join circularly and work k1, p1 ribbing for 1 inch.