This class will unravel the mysteries of Fair Isle and Stranded Colourwork knitting while we begin to knit a fun, woolly hat.

You will learn how to manage multiple strands of yarn (in one hand or two), techniques for carrying and catching floats, and how to read colourwork charts. We will also touch on colour theory, demonstrate colour dominance and discuss how to choose the right yarn for the job. 

Skill level: knitters who are comfortable with casting on, knit and purl stitches and knitting in the round will enjoy this class.

You will need:

  • Approximately 200m of main colour (MC), 60m of one contrast colour or 20m x 3 Contrast Colours (CC) in wool (or wool blend) 10ply / worsted weight yarn. Suggested yarns are The Fibre Co Cumbria Worsted, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Fiddlesticks Grange 10, Fiddlesticks Peppin 10 or Zealana Heron, or any other suitable 10ply yarn from your stash.
  • 1 x 3.75mm 40cm circular needles
  • 1 x 4.50mm 40cm circular needles
  • 1 x 4.50mm 80-100cm circular needles

Before you come to the class:

On your 3.75mm (40cm) needles, using your main colour, cast on 102 sts and join in the round, being careful not to twist.

Work 5cm of 1 x 1 rib

Change to 4.5mm needles (40cm) and work 1 round of knit stitch.

Leave your work on the needles and bring it with you on the day.

You will leave with: A partially completed hat and the skills to complete it, along with the confidence to create more colour work projects.

You're also entitled to a 10% discount on yarn, accessory and book purchases in store on the day.

(Pattern information can be found on Ravelry using the links).

  • Green/grey/black sweater: Vintersol by Jennifer Steingass
  • Blue/green top: Panjereh by Christina Danaee

Your teacher: Linda Scocca

Linda was taught how to knit by her mum when she was eight years old and encouraged by both her Nonna’s to keep her hands busy. Knitting, crochet, embroidery and sewing where all a part of her life from a young age. After a break from crafting Linda came back to it, and knitting in particular, with a vengeance! Shawls, jumpers, cardigans, socks, colourwork, lace, cables, accessories -  she wants and does knit all the things! Linda enjoys helping many knitters and crocheters decipher tricky patterns and learn new techniques at our regular Tuesday morning clinic. She has oodles of patience for beginners and is excited to welcome newcomers to our much loved craft.

Terms and conditions

  • Full payment is required prior to the start of the class to confirm your spot.
  • Minimum numbers - All classes require a minimum of three people in order to go ahead and, depending on the class, a maximum of 10. If your class or workshop does not have the minimum number of students, the class will be postponed and you will be notified within three days of the class date if it has been cancelled or changed. We cannot be held liable for travel or any other costs in the event of a cancellation.
  • If your class is postponed or cancelled you can use the amount paid to transfer to another event/activity, use it as a store credit, or be issued a full refund.
  • Cancelling a class – you are able to cancel, postpone or swap a class up to 7 days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. Less than 7 days prior, we cannot guarantee a full refund unless another booking fills your spot. Once a course has started, we are unable to provide a refund for change of mind or cancellations.

Please see our general Classes & Workshops page for our FAQ.

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