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Fair Isle Knitting Course

Fair Isle Knitting Course

A special Summer School short course on Fair Isle knitting taught by Harriet from Flock

  • Starts 1 Aug
  • 60 British pounds
  • London Road

Available spots

Service Description

Fair Isle Knitting Course A special short course running as part of the Bus Stop Studios Summer School. Learn to knit Stranded Colourwork otherwise known as Fair Isle knitting This is a project based class led by Harriet Couchman of Flock, where we will explore Fair Isle (stranded colourwork) knitting. Over three classes we will complete two small projects: a headband and a coffee cup cozy, to introduce techniques including: -Knitting with two or more colours -Yarn management -Knitting in the round -Reading charted colourwork patterns -Stranding yarns across the back of your work and catching long floats -Selecting and using colour -Sewing in ends and finishing -Steeking (cutting) your knitting Week 1 We will make a start on our first project - a headband in two colours, following a simple colourwork chart and looking at how to hold the yarn and maintain an even tension as one colour is stranded across the back of the work. We will also discuss how to select colours for our next project. Week 2 We will begin knitting our coffee cozy in the round with four colours. This is the ideal small project to learn to steek (cut open) your knitting! You will finish knitting the main body of the coffee cozy between weeks 2 and 3. Week 3 We will use a crochet hook to secure our steek and then cut it open and start to add button bands. For both projects we will be working with DK weight yarn for speed and so that you don’t have to get used to small diameter needles whilst learning stranded colourwork. These classes are aimed at knitters who already know how to knit and are looking for a more adventurous project. You should be able to cast on, knit, purl and knit in the round, and some homework will be required! You will need to bring a set of 3.75mm double pointed needles and two colours of DK weight yarn to the first class. Yarn should ideally be 100% wool and non-superwash and you should choose one light and one dark colour. --- Harriet is an experienced knitter and teacher and the co-owner of Flock, an online yarn and knitting shop based in St Leonards. Harriet runs the Bus Stop Studios 'Knit Club' weekly knitting group which runs Thursday evenings starting again in September Running Thursday evenings 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1st August 8th August 15th August at Bus Stop Studios 53 London Road St Leonards on Sea East Sussex TN37 6AY

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Please note our classes are mostly aimed for adults. Please get in touch to ask if you are unsure. Our classes are non refundable. Due our small class sizes it is very difficult to transfer your booking to a different date. If you cannot attend a class and are able to notify us at least two weeks before the class starts, it may be possible to fit you in on another date but this is not guaranteed so please give us as much notice as possible to increase your chances. T&Cs Terms & Conditions • You can book places on our classes, workshops and events on our website or in person at Bus Stop Studios, 53 London Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 6AY • Places are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Full payment is required at the time of booking in order to reserve your place. • Bookings and payments will be confirmed by email. • The materials and tools needed for each class varies, so please refer to the course description but don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries. • If you are unable to attend a class, workshop or event you may send someone else in your place. You must let us know the name of the attendee prior to the class, workshop or event taking place. • Confirmed & paid bookings are not eligible for payment refunds. • You can transfer to another class, workshop or event or receive a credit note if you notify us at least 14 days before the date of the class, workshop or event you are booked on to attend. • In exceptional circumstances, where we may have to cancel one of our advertised classes, workshops or events, you will be offered a full refund. • If a class, workshop or event is cancelled our liability is solely for the cost of the booking fee, not for any other costs you may have incurred such as materials you may have purchased in advance, travel costs or accommodation. • Attendees at our classes, workshops and events are not permitted to use any of our instruction sheets, photography or designs for their own classes or other commercial concerns.

Contact Details

  • Bus Stop Studios, London Road, Saint Leonards-on-sea, UK

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