**Fair Isle Sweater for WEKP Graduates** -  ()

**Fair Isle Sweater for WEKP Graduates**


The history of Fair Isle knitting goes back at least to the early 1800's, originating in the Scottish Shetland Islands. The technique of colorful stranded knitting, never with more than two colors in any row, results in incredibly intricate patterns that are now copied the world over.  This course will go deeply into this traditional art, focusing on color selection and progression, two-handed knitting, and the history of Fair Isle patterning. If you like a little culture with your knitting, or love stranded colorwork, join us! You will create your own adult-sized Fair Isle sweater, 1) knitting a sweater exactly as written (colors and everything) from one of Alice Starmore's patterns; 2) using a provided pattern and your own color inspiration; OR 3) creating your own entirely original Fair Isle sweater. Your sweater will include knitting in double-pointed needles at a small gauge, so you must be proficient with DPNs. Required text: Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting by Alice Starmore (15% discount); recommended text: 200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter's Directory by Mary Jane Mucklestone.

Prerequisite: This class is only open to graduates of the WEKP. You must be comfortable with basic stranded knitting.
Skill Level: Advanced
Instructor: Erin Holman
Date: Saturdays, 1/26, 2/16, 3/23, 4/27, 6/1, 6/22
Time: 1:00pm–4:00pm
Materials Required:


  1. Read Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting, pp. 1-109, 163-189.

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