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Fair Isle Knitting - In Person

Weekend Studio Arts Workshop

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00ER
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program

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

Students in this workshop explore a variety of traditional patterns, the history of Fair Isle knitting, and chart reading. Most of the workshop focuses on learning the Fair Isle technique. The prerequisite knitting skills are casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Ann Richards.
  • This program includes one 7-hour session.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, April 12, 2024.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
  • View Common FAQs about our Studio Arts programs.