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Next Steps in Fair Isle: Mittens & Hat

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Take your Fair Isle skills to new heights! Knit a matching three-color hat and mittens set as you learn to create traditional stranded colorwork.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including exclusive hat and mitten patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Donna Druchunas
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Two-Handed Fair Isle Knitting
4. Finishing the Hat
5. Mitten Cuff & Thumb Gore
6. Finishing the Mitten Body
7. Knitting the Thumb & Blocking

Taught by

Donna Druchunas
Donna Druchunas
Donna is an expert on ethnic patterns and techniques and is the author of six books, including Arctic Lace. She teaches workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. Donna lives in a 150-year-old New England farmhouse with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items.

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