The main differences between Fair Isle and intarsia will be explored, as well as advice on working with multiple yarns at the same time, and how to achieve a professional looking finish when transitioning between pattern blocks. Students will follow a colourwork chart and put these methods to practice, resulting in a multicolored and multi-technique swatch. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to tackle other projects that feature flat Fair Isle knitting and intarsia with confidence.
No experience in the intarsia method is needed, but it is recommended to have some experience with Fair Isle knitting.
Instructor: Florence Spurling
Materials needed for the workshop, not included in the price:
- 2 colours of any weight yarn with appropriate needle size to practice the intarsia technique
- 5 colours of fingering weight yarn with appropriate needle size to work the colourwork chart (the Scout pattern uses a 3.5 mm/US 4)
Included: Scout Shawl pattern by Florence Spurling
Approximate Fingering Weight yarn requirements for the pattern:
- C1 – 205m/224yds
- C2 – 266m/291yds
- C3 – 189m/207yds
- C4 – 101m/110yds
- C5 – 157m/172yds
The amount will only be refunded in case of cancellation, if this is done 1 week in advance, in relation to the day and time scheduled for the Workshop.