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Fair Isle Knitting Technique

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00RP

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Waves and Peaks, Norwegian Stars, Boarders, Seeding, XOX, and Allover: These may sound like the names of rock bands, but in fact they are the patterns found in Fair Isle knitting. Combinations of these beautiful designs create colorful sweaters and other knit wear that have impressed and delighted for centuries.

Students in this workshop briefly explore a variety of traditional patterns, the history of Fair Isle Knitting, and chart reading. The majority of the workshop focuses on learning the Fair Isle technique.

Prerequisite knitting skills include casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. Participants should bring a size-8 16" circular needle and at least two colors of worsted-weight yarn.

Instructor: Ann Richards

One 7-hour session, includes a lunch break (participants provide their own lunch)


S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3112
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)