Stranded Fair Isle Class

Stranded Fair Isle knitting is one of those really impressive-looking tricks knitters can learn to do with a bit of practice (and of course some great instruction!).

If you know how to knit, purl, and knit in the round on circular and double-pointed needles, you can learn to make the beautiful Eva's Hat, a pattern by the super talented Mary Ann Stephens.

When, Where and How Much:

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 9-11am
  • Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, North Charleston
  • $30 per student (price includes cost of pattern)
  • Ages 12 and up
  • Register by email at knitoasis at gmail dot com by February 18 to reserve your spot in class.

You'll need:

  • Yarn: 2 contrasting colors of Cascade 220 Sport or similar yarn (one ball of each color)
  • Needles: 16" circular and double-pointed needles in US size 4 for main portion of hat (or size needed to obtain gauge) and 16" circular needles in one size smaller for the inner hem of the hat (optional). 

Finished circumferences, when knit to gauge, are 15 1⁄2” (18”, 20 1⁄2”). Gauge for this hat is 28 sts and 32 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.

HOMEWORK!

Using 16" long US size 4 circular needles (or needle used to obtain gauge), cast on either 108, 126 or 144 stitches (for small, medium or large).  Join in the round (being careful not to twist stitches!) and purl 2 rounds. Using the hat pictured above as a guide, the color I cast on with was the white. The pictured hat is a size large.