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Fair Isle Knitting and Reading Color Charts

Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. It is named after Fair Isle, a small island in the north of Scotland, that forms part of the Shetland islands. In this class, we will make a children’s hat composed of different colored hearts. Learn how to perfect this art form of knitting while knitting with two different colors of yarn and both hands. You will be amazed at how fun and easy fair isle knitting can be and the thousands of new projects that await.

Homework is required!

Required Materials-

  •      2 colors worsted weight yarn
  •      Size #7 16” circular knitting needles
Please note that all class materials (excluding needles) must be purchased from McNeedles.


Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Need to know how to read a pattern, work advanced beginner patterns
Instructor Bio:
Keith Leonard gained a love for knitting at the age of eleven, when he joined a lunchtime knitting program in his hometown of Haworth, New Jersey. After working at four major knitting stores in Upstate New York, New Jersey, and New York City, he realized there was no specialized service for knitwear finishing and took the initiative to start his own business, called Knits All Done (a service for knitters to outsource their knits for professional finishing). Keith understands the fine difference between a ?hand made? and ?home made? finished garment. He now travels the country teaching classes!

Fair Isle Knitting and Reading Color Charts

$ 95.00
Class price does not include cost of materials