Hygge Knit ♦ Traditional Fair Isle Knitting Technique + Project. Cosy extra wide ear warmer headband

Aerie North, Designer + Maker ♦ Art Gallery Education

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5 Videos (51m)
    • INTRODUCTION

      2:14
    • Pattern Instructions

      7:18
    • Complete Fair Isle Knitting Project: Extra wide ear warmer headband

      35:21
    • Fair Isle BONUS Tourism Video

      3:15
    • BONUS Hygge

      3:05

About This Class

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Fair Isle knitwear is world renown for it’s intricate recognisable patterns and comfort.  The traditional Fair Isle knitting technique is accomplished by knitting two colors in the same row producing a variety of patterns specific to Fair Isle.  
Examples of Fair Isle include; sweaters, scarves, shawls, cowls, gloves, mittens, hats, boot toppers, socks, children wear, holiday + gifts, pillows, poufs, throws, and blankets.

Fair Isle is a remote Scottish Island, belonging to the Shetland island group, lying around halfway between mainland Shetland and the Orkney islands.  Fair Isle is about 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide with about 70 permanent residence.  

Visitors arrive and depart Fair Isle by air and sea.  Cruise ship tourists, artists, and bird observatory guests meander through the island, enjoying the beauty and rustic geography of this North Atlantic paradise.  

This class teaches you how to knit an extra wide ear warmer headband in the Fair Isle tradition.  This is the perfect project to start your journey into stranded knitting.  

You will learn how to:

♦ Read a Fair Isle knitting chart

♦ Use circular knitting needles, which is standard practice in Fair Isle knitting

♦ Cast on and bind off

♦ Add and change colors in the project to create Fair Isle patterns


The pdf pattern chart for this project is included with this tutorial.  

If you have any questions please contact me at [email protected]

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