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Learn to Knit Fair Isle - Headband

Discover the wonderful world of color and fun with Fair Isle knitting, a traditional knitting technique which uses two colors in the same row to create patterns.  

In this 2-hour class you will learn to hold two yarns, while maintaining tension, using a one-hand and/or two-hand method. The fundamentals of stranded color work techniques including color theory, color dominance and chart reading will also be covered. Our project will be a beautiful, but not complicated, headband. The Beginner Fair Isle Headband Kit which contains 3 mini-skeins of fingering yarn and the pattern are included in the class fee.

In order for us to focus on color work, please be sure to pick up your kit before the start of class and complete the homework.

Needle: 16" circular US2/3mm, OR size needed to get gauge. Gauge: 7.5 st/in in stockinette stitch.
Using needle  required to get gauge, and main color CO 120 stitches in preferred method; long-tail cast on works well. Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches. Place a marker at the beginning of the round.
Rnds 1, 3, 5: * K1, p1; repeat from * to end.
Rnds 2, 4, 6: * K1 through the back loop, p1; repeat from * to end.
Rnd 7: Continue to work in k1p1 ribbing. Work 5 stitches, Make1, * work 6 stitches, Make1; repeat from * to last stitch, p1. (140 stitches)

Materials Included: Pattern is available with kit or at the shop
Requirements: Homework: Swatch to determine the correct needle size. Cast on and knit rounds 1 - 7 which form the headband rib. 16" US 2 circular needle, or size needed to get pattern gauge
Instructor: Lynn Anne
Includes Beginner Headband Kit with yarn and pattern

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.