Fair Isle and Intarsia Knitting
Knitters will be taught how to knit with more than one colour using the fairisle knitting technique. They will be taught how to select complimentary colours, create an even piece of knitting, how to follow a chart and how to sew ends in once complete. Knitted pieces will be of traditional patterns, lettering and more modern fairisle designs if desired. Please come along with an open mind. If you have tried it before and found it hard to achieve the correct tension, got in a tangle or was baffled by the perceived complexity, then I can show you how to create beautiful fairisle patterns. Attendees can either purchase the fairisle knitting bag kit to work on over the two days, (payable to Suzie on the day) or bring along a fairisle pattern and yarn or create their own design. A selection of yarn will be available to purchase, along with scrap yarn in many colours that can be used on the two days.
Learn to knit with more than one colour using the intarsia knitting technique. You will be taught how to select complimentary colours and cut lengths of yarn to work with, create an even piece of knitting, how to follow a chart and how to sew ends in once the knitting is complete. A selection of patterns to work from will be provided on the day to work from. If you have tried this technique before but got in a tangle or had holes in your knitting then I will show you how to achieve a neat piece of knitting. Attendees can either purchase an intarsia knitting kit to work on at the workshop from a selection provided, or bring along a pattern of their own or create their own design. A selection of yarn in many colours will be available to purchase that can be used on the day. Knitters can also bring their own yarn (double knit yarn recommended).
This course is for any knitter who can cast on, knit, purl and cast off. It is not for the beginner. But you don’t have to have tried colour work knitting before the workshop to attend.
In Fair-Isle knitting, both yarns are carried across the whole row, and each yarn is used in different stitches throughout the row. ... In Intarsia knitting, different pieces of yarn are used to knit separate blocks of color of any size, for example, a yellow duck on the front of a blue baby sweater!
3mm needles (for the knitting bag), 4mm needles and a selection of other sizes
Pad and pen
Light felt tip pen or highlighter
Stitch holder (if you have one, if not you can use yarn to hold stitches)