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* Early Bird pricing ended on Jul 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM  

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Friday 10/12/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10/13/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 10/14/2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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*Knitting Color, Creativity Design Project-based

Janine Bajus

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Design Your Own Fair Isle Sweater (Single Room Payment Plan) with Janine Bajus
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 a chart, re- color one, or create your own in the workshop. 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: $48 covers Shetland yarn for extensive swatching, journals, bag, and 28-page handout.

NOTE: For payment plan $610 due now, $610 on June 6, $705 on July 17

_US1-4 24-32" circular needles (the range of sizes allows you to determine your gauge); pen-
cils; motif books; inspiration photos (instructions will be sent before class).
_$48 materials fee


NOTE: For payment plan $610 due now, $610 on June 6, $705 on July 17