with Donna Druchunas
Online Class

Next Steps in Fair Isle: Mittens & Hat

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Overview

Take the next step in stranded colorwork! Join returning Craftsy instructor Donna Druchunas and unlock a new frontier of eye-catching colors and remarkable patterns for your knits. During class, you'll get equipped with the Fair Isle skills you need to create the exclusive Caribou Snow hat and mittens, both patterns included with your class. As she guides you step by step through marvelous motifs, Donna will show you how to knit superb two-color corrugated ribbing and vibrant stranded colorwork. Plus, you'll learn how to finish with a centered double decrease, create a Baltic braid for breathtaking trim and more!

Details

  • advanced
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h20m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started
15m

1. Getting Started

Meet knitting instructor and author Donna Druchunas and get an overview of the Caribou Snow hat and mittens you'll be making as you learn essential Fair Isle techniques. Donna shows you how to create a two-color cast-on and how to knit while holding one color in each hand.

2. Knitting the Hat Brim
21m

2. Knitting the Hat Brim

Get started on your hat by knitting with one color and purling with another to create corrugated ribbing. Then make a gorgeous Baltic braid by purling with both colors. Get Donna's tips for managing your tension and keeping your yarn from getting too tangled. You can knit your hat with a circular needle, double-pointed needles or two circulars.

3. Two-Handed Fair Isle Knitting
27m

3. Two-Handed Fair Isle Knitting

Donna guides you through the Fair Isle patterning on the Caribou Snow hat. Learn how to read the pattern chart and review knitting with two colors using both hands. Donna shows how to trap your floats as you go and keep them from tangling and she shares tips for keeping your colors even.

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

2. Knitting the Hat Brim

2. Knitting the Hat Brim

3. Two-Handed Fair Isle Knitting

3. Two-Handed Fair Isle Knitting

4. Finishing the Hat

4. Finishing the Hat

5. Mitten Cuff & Thumb Gore

5. Mitten Cuff & Thumb Gore

6. Finishing the Mitten Body

6. Finishing the Mitten Body

7. Knitting the Thumb & Blocking

7. Knitting the Thumb & Blocking