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with Karen Whooley
Online Class

Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork

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Crochet Fair Isle patterns that look just as smooth and sharp as knitting! Join expert instructor and published author Karen Whooley as she demystifies Fair Isle charts and provides tips for creating your own colorful patterns. Learn how to cleanly change colors and carry your yarn with floats on the back as you crochet the cozy Poet's Shawl. Work over your second color to avoid floats that snag and banish bulk by carefully encasing your ends as you crochet the beautiful and functional Tapestry Trivet. Finally, conquer the Fair Isle hat by seamlessly adding rounds - and colors - without noticeable jogs interrupting the graphic motif. After this class, you'll have the skills you need to confidently create complex-looking color patterns that are continuous and utterly beautiful.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h10m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Fair Isle Crochet

1. Introduction to Fair Isle Crochet

Meet your instructor, crochet designer Karen Whooley, and find out how to incorporate two and even three colors into your patterns as you learn the secret to Fair Isle crochet: working in the back loop.

2. Reading Charts

2. Reading Charts

The trickiest part of Fair Isle can be reading the charts and keeping your place. Karen offers you several tips and tricks that will ensure what you see on the page is what you see coming off your hook.

3. Working Fair Isle Crochet

3. Working Fair Isle Crochet

Karen demonstrates how to change colors and add floats to your work. Then she leads an in-depth discussion on the most common mistakes found in Fair Isle crochet as well as how to fix them and prevent them in the future.