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Fair Isle Fundamentals

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Discover the joys of the Fair Isle style.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including the Copenhagen hat pattern and Fair Isle practice charts
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Tanis Gray
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Fair Isle knitting doesn’t have to be intimidating. Author and knitwear designer Tanis Gray guides you through the basics of this classic style, from color theory to chart-reading, so you can dive in with confidence. Fancy colorwork, here you come!

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Power of Color
Meet Tanis Gray! Tanis starts class with every knitter's favorite topic: color. Follow along for some helpful pointers that will help you choose the hues that best express your project, purpose and even mood.
2. Design Impact: Yarn & Charts
3. Fundamental Techniques
4. Trapping Floats
5. Making the Fair Isle Hat
6. Next Steps: Fixing Mistakes, Steeking & More

Included Patterns

Copenhagen Hat

Copenhagen Hat

Copenhagen Hat

Copenhagen Hat

Taught by

Tanis Gray
Tanis Gray
Tanis Gray is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been involved in the creative industry for many years. Having worked at Martha Stewart, Vogue Knitting and Knit.1, among others, she prefers to be tangled up in yarn and knitting whenever possible. Tanis is the author of eight knitting books and has 450 published knitting designs. Her work has also been featured in major publications worldwide. You may recognize Tanis from her regularly featured spot on Knitting Daily TV.

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