Designing a Fair Isle sweater from scratch can seem intimidating! So much to consider: color, pattern, construction—each affecting the others. We’ll break down the process into understandable steps, so that whatever your hoped-for design—classic pullover, bright folkloric cardigan, mysterious Celtic vest—or level of experience is, you’ll acquire the tools to make it a reality. From a wide selection of Shetland colors and your photos or paintings, you’ll develop your own colorway and complex designs that don’t require an art degree, knit several swatches, and leave with a plan to make your dream garment come true.
For 20 years Janine Bajus has been obsessed with the interplay of color and pattern in Fair Isle knitting. She developed a method for designing unique and personal Fair Isle garments that makes a complex process accessible to any knitter—her joy is teaching it to students around the country. Janine leads fiber-focused tours to Shetland, Norway, Mexico, Peru, and lives in Berkeley, CA. Her Fair Isle patterns can be found on Ravelry and in her book, The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way. https://www.feralknitter.com/
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