Sat, Mar 11|
The Musk Ox Farm
Beginner Fair Isle Workshop
Time & Location
Mar 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Musk Ox Farm, 12850 E Archie Rd, Palmer, AK 99645, USA
About the Event
Ruth specially created these two patterns for the Musk Ox Farm to introduce knitters to the Fair Isle style of knitting. So, if you feel Fair Isle has been out-of-reach, this workshop was custom designed just for you!
Who is it for?
Anyone who wants to learn Fair Isle color work techniques!
Class size is limited to 15 participants.
You will learn a little about the history of Fair Isle technique, get practical tips and tricks from an expert knitter, and have time to work on your knitting project!
Kits include the Musk Ox Farm 50% Qiviut/50% Merino Wool Beginner Blend yarn and the pattern for your chosen project!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR CLASS PARTICIPANTS!!:
You can purchase an extra fair isle knitting kit for a 15% discount when registering. So after mastering your first project, you can make a matching hat and gaiters set or make one for a friend or family member later!
What are the prerequisites?
You should be able to do knit and purl stitches.
What do you need to bring to class?
1) 16” circular needle in US Size 5 (3.75 mm) for Cozy Leg Gaiters OR
16” circular needle in US Size 4 (3.5 mm) for Fair Isle Hat PLUS one set of four double pointed needles US Size 4
2) Stitch markers
3) Finishing needle
4) Any other supplies you like to use when knitting
A note from Ruth……
Knitting Fair Isle IS EASY! It only looks difficult! Yes, it’s true, much like anything else, somebody either loves it or doesn’t. But if you are intrigued by colorful patterns and designs, I hope you gather your courage and give this great opportunity a try. If you don’t try you’ll never know - and you might be in for a surprise :)
In this work shop we are shooting for success and plan to finish the project.
I was introduced to fair isle at a young age in Scandinavia, on Iceland, and the Faroer Islands. I never lost my passion and joy to create colorful patterns and look forward to sharing this with you. Come join the FUN!