Katherine Lymer - Knitting Fair Isle In The Round Saturday 21st March 2020

£ 65.00
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Fair Isle knitting is a form of stranded knitting where different coloured yarns can be worked at any point on the row (as set by the pattern) and the yarn not in use is carried or "stranded" across the back of the work.  It is traditionally worked in the round as this allows an increased speed of work and even tension by only working the knit stitch, elimination of seams and the pleasure of right-side of the fabrics always facing us (plus it makes it easier to spot any mistakes!).


During this workshop we will learn how to:

    • Knit in the round using either double pointed needles (dpns) or the magic loop technique (using a circular needle with a long cable)
    • Cast on and join stitches in the round
    • Read a chart in the round
    • Use the two handed method of knitting (where one yarn is held in each hand to work a traditional colour work patterns)
    • Manage our strands (or floats) so that they're nearly locked into work


Approximate level:

This workshop is suitable for confident beginners and intermediate knitters.  No prior experience of knitting in the round or stranded knitting is required.



There is no preparation or homework required for this workshop


Required Materials:

3 x rowan felted tweed in three colours

This pattern is available in two sizes so please choose your needles size accordingly (if in doubt, please wait to try on a sample for size at the workshop)


Cuff M/L Front/back            Cuff S/M front/ back


S/M 3.25mm/US size 3 needles for working in the round (dpns or ircular with 80cm/32" cable as you prefer).


M/L 4mm/USsize 6 needles for working in the round (dpns or circular with min 80cm/32" cable as you prefer)


10% off all course materials in store.

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