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Swiss Cross Fair Isle Cowl Workshop with Olga Buraya-Kefelian

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2019 at 10:00am

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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.

Skills needed: 

Ability to knit, purl and work in the round.

Skills Learned:

  • 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
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