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Janine Bajus: Fair Isle Finishing Tips & Techniques



Paying attention to details can add a lovely finish to your Fair Isle garments. Techniques covered in this class:

  • Understand how yarn dominance affects your stranded knitting
  • Learn a simple way to control the tendency of corrugated rib to roll
  • Try purl-when-you-can hems to increase your design options
  • Plan your increases and decreases to blend into your pattern
  • Calculate and knit a shaped shoulder using short rows in the round
  • Hide the color peek-through in 2-color 3-needle bind off

- Maximum number of students: 16

- Experience: Some experience in stranded knitting and reading charts

- Homework: None

- Materials needed:: 2 colors of worsted weight wool yarn, one much darker than the other. It is important that these be the same yarn brand. Recommended yarn is The Croft by West Yorkshire Spinners, Malabrigo Rios or Cascade 220, all are available at GPY for purchase.

16” circular needle in a size that will give you a fairly firm fabric with your yarn

- 24-32” circular needle the same size as above, or the needles you like to use for small circumferences

- double pointed needles the same size as above or a size smaller

- Stitch markers

- Tapestry needle


Skill Level: Advanced Fair Isle. Some experience in strand
Requirements: - Homework: None - Materials needed:: 2 colors of worsted weight wool yarn, one much darker than the other. It is important that these be the same yarn brand. Recommended yarn is The Croft by West Yorkshire Spinners, Malabrigo Rios or Cascade 220, all are available at GPY for purchase. - 16? circular needle in a size that will give you a fairly firm fabric with your yarn - 24-32? circular needle the same size as above, or the needles you like to use for small circumference. - double pointed needles the same size as above or a size smaller - Stitch markers - Tapestry needle
Instructor: Janine Bajus
Instructor Bio: Janine Bajus
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