Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Design Your Own Fair Isle Wristwarmer Workshop

Last weekend I was honoured to host a workshop for the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters' Guild.

2011 is the year of colourwork for the KW Guild, and the topic of my workshop was Fair Isle. In the workshop, we learnt some things about Fair Isle designs and the history of the technique.

We practiced techniques for knitting with two colours - one-handed and two-handed.

And we spent the afternoon designing our own Fair Isle wristwarmer patterns!

I had a ton of fun - and I think the participants had a good time, too.

The participants are posting their progress on Ravelry already, and I love seeing the results.

These are SweetG's mitts-in-progress. More photos on the KW Guild Flickr stream, and in Ravelry.

(All other photos in this post courtesy Suzanne Carter-Jackson.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for an interesting workshop! I've scribbled and coloured off and on since and have a few mittens to try out! It's freeing to explore patterning combinations, and it felt wonderful to have all the pieces come together that day. You were a clear teacher, and I really enjoyed the history section as well as the framework to start doing my own designing for a fingerless gloves.

NOT keen on the 1x1 rib in colourwork, lol, but I'm getting the left hand yarn purling skill, finally, so it's going a little faster.