Fair Play with Kate Oates - Beginner Fair Isle and Hat Project Workshop

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Sunday August 23rd from noon to 3:00pm

Learn how to knit fair isle in this playful course that gives you a chance to design your own hat in the size and style of your choice from ear flaps all the way through stitch patterns. A variety of 2-color stitch options will be provided to help keep you motivated. Choose to repeat one or mix and match depending on your level of comfort. iIn the end you'll not only be able to work stranded colorwork, but you'll eventually have a hat to show for it (you won't finish the hat during class time but will have all the instructions to finish up later)! We will also talk about yarn choice (both fibers & colors) and swapping color-work in yoked cardigans and what to consider before adjusting motifs.  

Skill Level: Students must be able to cast on, knit in the round, work basic increases and decreases. This course is suitable for adventurous beginning knitters who are comfortable with knitting and purling and ready to try something new!
Homework: Instructions will be provided 2 weeks before class for knitters to swatch in stockinette and then work their brim (or ear flaps) prior to class. This will allow for more fair isle practice time during class! 

  • fair play knitting pattern - included 
  • worsted weight yarn in two colors or more. make sure each pair of colors has good contrast.
  • sizes offered: newborn (baby, toddler, child)(adult small, adult large)
  • yardage for two color hat: 40 (50, 65, 80)(100, 125) yards each a & b
  • to use more than two colors, make sure your total yardage adds up to 80 (100, 130, 160)(200, 250) yards
  • to include ear flaps on your hat, add 25 yards for that color (this section will not be worked in fair isle)
  • to include a stocking tail on your hat, add 50 yards for that color (this section will not be worked in fair isle)
  • sizes 7, 8, & 9 16" circular needles and set of dpns (we will be swatching in fair isle before you begin your project and you'll need a few size options to make sure you can get gauge)
  • knitters tools like scissors, darning needle, measuring tape, stitch markers

Full payment is needed to reserve your space.  For a refund on the class, cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the class.   All refunds are given as store credit only. If we cancel the class for any reason, you will receive a full refund.  Please note any supplies or homework are listed under the class description.  No Monarch Rewards Points can be used towards the payment of a class. 

We suggest that you find a good internet connection, so the class video does not buffer too much. Zoom suggests you have at least 2 MPBS upload and download speed from your internet service provider. Note: We will not be providing refunds for clients with connectivity issues.


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