Thursday 08/02/2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 08/03/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Fair Isle Basics with Gretchen Fancher
Make a worsted-weight hat as you learn the basics of stranded knitting: techniques for managing two active strands, reading charts in the round, managing float tension, and working decrease charts. See the advantages and disadvantages of several types of crown-decrease charts. Learn strategies for keeping track of pattern repeats, catching mistakes, and noting progress on the chart.
Note: Students must be comfortable with knitting in the round, know how to cast on, knit, purl and work basic decreases (k2tog & ssk). The main hat is worked on one circular; the crown is worked on DPNs, but students who are more comfortable with Magic Loop or 2 Circulars for working small circumferences are welcome to do so.
_1 ball each of 2 contrasting colors of smooth, worsted-weight yarn.
_US Size 7 (4.5mm) 16" Circular; US Size 8 (5mm) 16" circular AND set of DPNs.
With US size 7 (4.5mm) 16" circular, cast on 80 stitches in main color (MC.) Join to
work in the round, and work knit 2, purl 2 rib for about 1-1/2."
Students need to be ready to work the crown in the second session; most knitters will only need to work a few rounds between class sessions.