The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: Hats and Mittens

The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: Hats and Mittens

Instructor:

Melissa Caines

Class Description:

Our fun 4-week program will introduce knitters to the Fair Isle tradition and the techniques that define it while knitting , Elli Stubenrauch's Lotus Leaf Mittens, Bristol Ivy's Peace de Resistance mittens, or the  Peerie FlooersNeep Heid or Sheep Heid hats.  (If there is another Fair Isle hat or mitten pattern that interests you, but is not listed above, please email the shop and the instructor will have a look at the pattern).

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Cost:

$100 plus materials

Materials:

For the Fair Isle Hats:

Yarn: Let us know if you would like us to make up a kit with yarns used in Melissa’s shop samples of the various hats. Alternatively, you can choose your own colour combinations and compatible yarn–just stop by in advance of the class and we will be happy to help with your selection.

Needles:16" circular and dpns in size needed to obtain gauge. We will talk about swatching for gauge in Class 1

Notions: stitch markers

Pattern: Please download your pattern(s) from Ravelry (see links above).

For the Fair Isle Mittens:

Yarn: SweetGeorgia CashLuxe fine, Koigu KPM or Drops Alpaca

Needles:Set of 40" circulars, double-pointed needles or two circs (1 16" and 1 24") as per pattern or to obtain gauge

Notions: stitch markers

Pattern: Please download your pattern(s) from Ravelry (see links above).

Sessions:

The Art of Fair Isle: Hats and Mittens June 25-July 23
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Sundays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dates: Jun 25, Jul 02, Jul 09, Jul 16, Jul 23