Swiss Cross Fair Isle Cowl Workshop with Olga Buraya-Kefelian
One event on March 2, 2019 at 10:00am
The bold graphic of the crosses on this cowl are achieved by working bulky yarn in colorwork – an accessory that can withstand any cold weather! Worked in the round and in a tube, this project will help you learn how to trap your long floats for neater colorwork and learn to work the two handed method of stranded fair isle.
Two 2-hour classes.
Ability to knit, purl and work in the round.
- how to knit both Continental and English style
- knit two-handed stranded colorwork
- how to regulate tension and fabric distribution throughout your colorwork
- two methods of trapping long floats in your colorwork
- grafting your colorwork in pattern using kitchener stitch and two colors of yarn
- 200 yards in 2 colors of any chunky weight yarn suitable best for working colorwork / fair isle (suggestions: Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, De Rerum Natura Cyrano)
- US#11 (8 mm) circular, 24-32” long
- crochet hook size J/6mm or K/6.5mm
- spare circular needle, same size or slightly smaller than main needle
- stitch markers (1 in a unique style or color for beg of rnd)
- 2 tapestry needles
- scrap yarn
- Copy of Swiss Cross Cowl pattern, available on Ravelry