Have Fun and Knit Fair Isle with Confidence

By Monica Russel

Have Fun and Knit Fair Isle with Confidence

By Monica Russel

About

In this two hour workshop you will gain the confidence to knit fair isle. You will produce a fair Isle sample that will enable you to go on to knit any variety of exciting projects.

You will learn how to change wool colours in a row, using straight and circular needles, how to get the tension correct, and how to read a knitting chart plus how to use your own stash for colour-work using different makes of yarn. Monica will also cover how to sew in ends. She will show you how fair isle can be part of an item or a complete project.

Materials you will need:

Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub, available here: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/shopping-hub

Bookers will receive full joining instructions and a session materials list. Plus, there will also be details of patterns, advance preparation guides and links of where kits can be purchased if these are applicable to your session.  

You will need:

Knit
  • 6 colours of yarn either DK or 4ply
  • 3.25mm or 4.5mm straight needles and the same size of circular needle (40cms long) if preferred
  • Scissors
  • Wide-eyed sewing needle
  • 6 colours of yarn either DK or 4ply
  • 3.25mm or 4.5mm straight needles and the same size of circular needle (40cms long) if preferred
  • Scissors
  • Wide-eyed sewing needle

Alternatively, Monica has also produced a couple of great kits (a snood and hat), so that you can try out your new skills. These are available at a special Beyond K&S show price of £22.50 inclusive of P&P within the UK or with Royal Mail costs to other destinations.

To purchase from the tutor, please visit: www.theknitknacks.co.uk

Access to the session

This session has already taken place. If you booked this session you will receive a recording of the to watch again or you can purchase it today on-demand. The On-Demand recordings will be available to view until 11:59 pm GMT on 28 February 2021.

Monica Russel Fair Isle

Tutor contacts

Monica is a trained teacher and a knitting designer with 10 knitting pattern books published to date. She designs patterns for yarn companies and magazines and runs her online company ‘The Knitknacks’ where she sells knitting patterns, kits and yarns. 

Monica teaches regularly for community learning partnership and at many knitting and craft shows as well as in her own home in East Sussex, England.

Tutor contacts

** The Knitting and Stitching Show are not responsible for the kits visitors purchase from the tutors including the price, availability or delivery. Stock may be limited. Please liaise with the tutors for details and please note restrictions may apply.