Fun with Fair Isle

Sat November 15 10am-3pm
Cheryl den Hartog
Gaspereau Valley Fibres

Fair Isle is a stranded knitting method which looks intimidating, but isn’t actually that hard. After learning a few simple techniques, you can play with colour and create a wide range of inventive items.

Why not join us for a fun, relaxing workshop? Learn the basic techniques while creating a mitten of heart motifs. The ‘Beat Goes On’ was designed for you to learn how to:
Hold  2 yarn colours
Knit without tangling yarns
Strand and weave – pattern and background colours
Recognize the colour basics that make Fair Isle designs effective

Materials: Yarn Kit provided – includes 2 colours of 100% wool and  original pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate – Must be familiar with knitting in the round. All demonstrations will be on double pointed needles.

Instructor: Cheryl den Hartog has been fascinated with Fair Isle knitwear and travelled to Shetland to learn from some of the most experienced knitters in the world. She will share her lessons learned – what works and what doesn’t.

Please bring:
Sets of 3.25mm dpns, stitch markers, stitch holders
Your Lunch (coffee & tea will be provided)


Prior to the workshop please complete the following:

Right Mitt – Cuff
Cast on 60 sts loosely with Black (optionally using 3.5 mm needle )
Place a stitch marker and join in the round, taking care not to twist the cast on.
Using 3.25mm needle, do a K1 P1 rib in the round for 27 rows (approx. 2.7 inches ). The ribbing will later fold inside the mitten for a double cuff.
Knit the next row increasing 6 sts evenly across the round (66 sts on needle)
Purl 5 rounds
Knit 1 round