Fairisle knitting. (Full day)
This class is for those knitters who can already knit but would like to take their knitting further.
Techniques covered will include long tail cast on, continental knitting (holding the yarn in your left hand), fairisle (knitting with two colours at the same time), reading charts, stranding and weaving yarn, Swiss darning to add an extra colour ( or cover a mistake) and knitting in the round. We will also discuss steeking - what it is and why you would want to cut your knitting!
You will leave with a fairisle wrist warmer that you can take away to make its partner. Morning and afternoon refreshments (tea, coffee, homemade cake) provided.