Learn the traditional knitting methods for a Fair Isle sweater: the customary “corrugated” ribbing, how to make and cut (yes, cut!) armhole and neck steeks, and other construction and finishing techniques. You’ll experience each step as you knit a small “teddy bear-sized” Fair Isle sweater of 2-ply fingering-weight Shetland yarn, using circular and double-point needles. (The small size will allow you to complete it during class.) Design considerations for a full-sized sweater will be covered.
Sandy De Master and Mary Germain have knit most of their lives and taught it for 30+ years. Mary owned The Wool Works yarn shop in Milwaukee (1985-96), where Sandy taught spinning. Early on, they became intrigued with and focused on ethnic knitting, publishing “Messages In (Latvian) Mittens” in PieceWork magazine and traveling to Latvia and Estonia to study local knitting techniques a number of times. Sandy has also investigated Fair Isle knitting in Shetland. Together they continue to teach Baltic and Fair Isle knitting. www.marygtheknitter.blogspot.comNo tags for this post.