Do you love the look of Fair Isle motifs but have been too intimidated to give it a try? In this two part class, you will learn all of the basics you need to make a colorful, Fair Isle hat! The “Bousta Beanie” is a beautiful hat project by Gudren Johnston, a designer from the Shetland Islands. In class, we will go over the difference between colorwork, stranded knitting, and true Fair Isle, as well as how to maintain your gauge throughout your project. After this class, you will be well on your way to knitting more colorful projects all on your own!
Skills Required: Able to cast on, proficient at knitting in the round, and able to use double pointed needles
Materials: 260 yards total of fingering weight yarn in different three colors (for exact amounts of each color see pattern), US size 2.5 either 16” circular or double pointed needles, US size 4 either 16” circular or double pointed needles, and a copy of the pattern “Bousta Beanie” by Gudren Johnston available for purchase through the shop
Recommended Yarn: The Dye Project Montara Sock
Pre-Work: Cast on the hat and knit until the color work section
Call 831-515-7966 to register.