The following skill level scale is designed to help you with class selection: ★ Beginning/Easy ★ ★ Intermediate ★ ★ ★ Advanced
Fair Isle Cardigan by Philosophers Wool ★/★★/★★★
The Philosophers Wool Fair Isle cardigan is a wonderful boxy sweater just right for chilly fall and winter days. The oversized cardigan is knit in the round from the bottom up with the traditional Fair Isle steek construction technique. Even if you are a beginning knitter, this Fair Isle cardigan is within your skill level. This class is taught from their kit which is available at: www.PhilosophersWool.com. You have your choice of one of the following four patterns: “Garden Patch”, “Color Your Own”, “Stained Glass” or “Tradition”. Each pattern comes in a variety of color ways from pastels to darks with a sprinkling of brights in between.
The following are techniques you will learn/review during the course of this project:
Knitting in the round
Two handed Fair Isle technique
Reading color charts in the round
Transitioning from one color to another color
Working in the ends while knitting
Three needle BO
Neckline shaping within the steek
PU stitches for button bands and neck band
(You are responsible for purchasing the kit.)
Sunday, September 18, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 5, 1:00 – 4:00PM
Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Classes 1 and 2. Swatch for gauge on a 16 inch circular needle, moving to two 24 inch circulars. Learn the two fisted Fair Isle technique, working in the ends as you go, and setting up a steek.
Class 3. CO in the round with a rib and cardigan steek set up.
Class 4. Set up sleeve steek.
Classes 5 and 6. Neckline shaping using the front steek.
Class 7. Prep and cut steek for both sleeves. Work shoulder seams using the three needle BO technique. (This allows you to try your sweater on to determine sleeve length in preparation for sleeve math.)
Class 8. Calculate sleeve shaping, discuss cuff options, and PU for the sleeve.
Class 9. Prep and cut front steek.
Class 10. PU for neck band.
Class 11. Pickup for button bands.
Class 12. Buttonholes.
Classes 13 and 14. Finishing and blocking.
Purchase of one of Philosophers Wool kits will provide you with the pattern and the yarn quantities needed for this project. You have your choice of one of four patterns, either “Garden Patch”, “Color Your Own”, “Stained Glass” or “Tradition”.
Additional general supplies include:
One 16 inch circular to swatch and learn the technique. (We will then move over to two 24 inch circulars.)
Two 24 inch circular needles to get gauge required in pattern. (You will need two 24 inch circular needles for your sleeves. However, the body can be worked on one 32 or 40 inch circular needle.)
Two 24 inch circular needles one size smaller than project selection (for sleeve ribbing and neck)
One 32 or 40 inch needle one size smaller than project selection (for button bands)
Color markers (safety pin style recommended)
Scrap yarn approximately same weight using, either undyed or neutral color
Seven to nine buttons in desired size (buttons may come with the kit)
Please bring your pattern, note pad and pencil to each class
If you have any questions regarding the class, yarn selection, needles, “can I do it?”, etc. please call me at 410-327-3884 or e-mail at LorraineatAGY@gmail.com.
If at any time during the class you need additional help, help sessions will be available at a cost of $10 each. Please contact me in advance to schedule.
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