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Steeking Not Freaking, a fair isle experience



Have you wanted to try fair isle, or have already tried, and haven’t yet successfully tackled a steek? Well, you are in luck! Here is your chance to make something fun and functional, plus confidentially work a steek. Color work takes your knitting to a new level. In this virtual course, you will learn:

-        Fair isle techniques, to include color selection.

-        How to hold your yarn.

-        Magic loop.

-        How to work floats effectively.

-        How to steek

-        How to work button holes.

-        Plenty of other extras!

You will work up a Fair Isle Coffee Cozy or Wrist Cuff

Materials: 

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, 2 mini skeins work (approx. 100 yards each). High contrast between the skeins works best. One as a solid or tonal and the other can be variegated.

Buttons: 3, recommend ½” or less but it is knitters choice.

Needles:  US 3 and 4 40” or greater or size needle to suit yarn and one size smaller. 

Notions:  Stitch markers, highlighter tape or magnetic pattern board. 

Prior to the 1st class, you will receive an email and video instructions on how to get the most out of your on-line course. 



Skill Level:
intermediate
Skill Details:
In this class we will cover: - Fair isle techniques, to include color selection. - How to hold your yarn. - Magic loop. - How to work floats effectively. - How to steek - How to work button holes. - Plenty of other extras!
Requirements:
Materials: Yarn: Fingering weight yarn, 2 mini skeins work (approx. 100 yards each). High contrast between the skeins works best. One as a solid or tonal and the other can be variegated. Buttons: 3, recommend ?? or less but it is knitters choice. Needles: US 3 and 4 40? or greater or size needle to suit yarn and one size smaller. Notions: Stitch markers, highlighter tape or magnetic pattern board.
Instructor Name:
Jenna Hycner - The Knitting Academy
Instructor Bio:
I caught the knitting bug one day, more than 30 years ago, waiting on line in a grocery store and spotted a copy of Family Circle (or maybe it was Better Homes & Garden), which had a beautiful seed stitch cardigan sweater. ?That was it, I just had to knit it. I can?t remember where I got the supplies, but based on the pictures in the magazine, a sweater was born. One I can still wear today. Some say teaching oneself how to knit a sweater that would likely have been labeled intermediate to advanced was a challenge not to be taken, but I had no one to tell me I couldn?t do it ? not even myself. It is that attitude of fearlessness that I want to impart to my students.

Colorwork, such as fair Isle and brioche is some of my favorite work. I am also madly in love with entrelac. Knit garments with unusual construction will also catch my eye. In a class, find what you love to create. My teaching style is driven by showing you how to make decisions about projects, how to execute them well and really nail down a technique. Most classes will cover pattern reading, how to make modifications and how to hit the easy button even if the project is hard.

Steeking Not Freaking, a fair isle experience

Cost:
$ 105.00
Excludes supplies
Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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