Liven up your Fair Isle knitting! Spend the day with Mary Jane, authour of 200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitters Directory, exploring fresh new colourways.
Teacher: Mary Jane Mucklestone
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: This course will introduce you to the basics of colour theory and how to use its principles to guide your colour choices. We will learn about the use of colour over the years in traditional Fair Isle knitting and move beyond, developing our own personal colour schemes. We’ll analyse how different colour combinations can completely change how a motif looks. Knitting a simple stranded wristlet or fingerless glove will quickly illustrate new concepts.
Materials to bring:
Between 3 and 8 colours (or more, more colours = more fun!) of fingering weight wool yarn (Shetland Wool preferred), 25-100 yds of each colour
US size 3 (3.25mm) dpns or your preferred needles for working small diameter pieces in the round
Graph paper and coloured pencils, if desired.
Takeaway: Students will gain confidence choosing and blending colours in their own knitting, and leave with a solid foundation for further colour exploration.
Prerequisites: Experience working in the round with stranded colourwork.
Homework: With any colour fingering-weight yarn you like, CO 48 sts. Place marker, join to work in the round without twisting. Work k1, p1 rib for 1" (2.5 cm).