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Date: Saturday, Jan. 27th
Time: 2 pm-5 pm
Instructor Name: Kathy Berkshire of Knit 1 Oxford
It is said that if you can knit with one color you can knit with two. It is only a matter of thinking one row at a time and watching the magic of Fair Isle unfold. The colorwork patterns known as Fair Isle originated in the Shetland Isles and have a long and rich history. Each Fair Isle pattern is magical. You work across each row with two colors to create a beautifully patterned, double-thick fabric. Even a simple, stranded pattern looks like a work of art. We will knit the Modjeska Cowl. It looks great with 2 solid colors, and more complex if you choose 1 solid and 1 variegated color. Be prepared to accept the compliments you will receive!
Class Fee: $37
YAC Members get a $2 discount!
Class maximum: 6
Homework: The finished cowl is approximately 23” around and 10” tall. With your (MC) cast on 120 stitches. Join and knit 9 rounds of K1P1 ribbing. For a looser cowl, cast on 140 stitches, and proceed as above.
Materials to bring: Worsted weight yarn in 2 colors; 200 yards of each. One color should be solid, your main color (MC). The other color should be in a contrasting solid color, or variegated color (CC). Suggested yarn is Malabrigo Rios. US size 6 – 16” circular needle. At least 8 stitch markers. Pattern will be provided in class.
Skills required: Advanced beginner. Must be able to knit in the round.