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Fair Isle is Fun (Virtual class)



There is something really special about Fair Isle, not only is the finished look dynamic and amazing, but there is a meditative and highly addictive quality to the technique. Find out why your instructor loves it so much as you knit your very own Fair Isle hat.

We will cover true Fair Isle knitting where you hold a strand in each hand and we will demystify floats. Your hat will look as good on the inside as it does on the outside. For English style knitters (psst, that is you if you hold your working yarn in your right hand), this is a great break into Continental style knitting (you guessed it, holding the working yarn in the left hand)

In this course, you will learn so much and as a bonus, you will have a fabulous hat to show for it.

Techniques covered include, but definitely not limited to:

-          Stretchy cast on for ribbing

-          Knitting in the round – tips and tricks

-          Magic loop – so much easier than you think

-          Increase and decrease stitch work

-          Chart reading

-          Fair Isle/Stranded knitting technique

-          Hat finishing with a flourish

Skill level:  Advanced beginner/Intermediate

Dates and times:  Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m. via Zoom (link will be provided approx. 1 week prior to 1st class)

February 8, 15 and 22, 2022

Instructor: Jenna Hycner

Supplies: 

Pattern: Stranded Diamonds Hat by Thea Coleman (two purchase options if you don’t already have the pattern and both options are available for in-store purchase 1) hardcopy with a digital code or 2) via Ravelry).

Yarn: Aran weight yarn in two colors, approx. 200 yards/skein. High contrast recommended. Recommended yarn is Merino Supreme Aran.

Needle: US 6, 7 and 8 in 40” or longer (great opportunity to whip out those interchangeable needles)

Notions:  Stitch markers: 1 locking stitch marker, and if it is “special” than all the better, plus at least 8 fixed stitch markers. Measuring tape, tapestry needle and other basic knitting tools. Pom-pom is optional.

Cost:  $105.00 plus supplies. Students who purchase their class supplies through Center of the Yarniverse will receive a 10% discount off the yarn.

What to expect before class begins: Approximately one week prior to the first class, you will receive an email from your instructor on how to make the most of the on-line sessions, the Zoom link and information on any pre-class homework (if applicable).

 
Skill Level:
intermediate
Skill Details:
Techniques covered include, but definitely not limited to: - Stretchy cast on for ribbing - Knitting in the round ? tips and tricks - Magic loop ? so much easier than you think - Increase and decrease stitch work - Chart reading - Fair Isle/Stranded knitting technique - Hat finishing with a flourish
Requirements:
Pattern: Stranded Diamonds Hat by Thea Coleman (two purchase options if you don?t already have the pattern and both options are available for in-store purchase 1) hardcopy with a digital code or 2) via Ravelry). Yarn: Aran weight yarn in two colors, approx. 200 yards/skein. High contrast recommended. Recommended yarn is Merino Supreme Aran. Needle: US 6, 7 and 8 in 40? or longer (great opportunity to whip out those interchangeable needles) Notions: Stitch markers: 1 locking stitch marker, and if it is ?special? than all the better, plus at least 8 fixed stitch markers. Measuring tape, tapestry needle and other basic knitting tools. Pom-pom is optional.
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.

Fair Isle is Fun (Virtual class)

Cost:
$ 105.00