Fair Isle (also known as Stranded) knitting is a knitting technique used to create patterns using multiple colors of yarn. The use of multiple colors makes the knitted fabric look quite complex. But don’t be fooled! Only two colors are used in any given row and the knitting is usually worked in the round making it easy to see the pattern.
Steeking is a Scottish word meaning to fasten or close. It is the steek that allows a knitter to work stranded knitting in the round and still knit a cardigan. The steek creates a place in the knitting that can be cut to create an opening after the knitting is completed, turning a pullover into a cardigan!
For this class we will be using Steek This Coffee Cozy to learn stranded knitting and steeking.
This is a two session class.
Date/Time: Saturdays March 23 and April 6 from 1pm - 3pmCost: $40.00
Prerequisites: The student must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.
Skills Taught: Stranded knitting, chart reading, steeking, button holes and inserting a zipper.
Materials: To be purchased at GarenHuis Yarn Studio
Homework: Complete bottom ribbing before first class meets.
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