Fair Isle for All: Learn to Knit Fair Isle or Switch Up Your Fair Isle Technique (3 hours)
New to colorwork? Learn to knit Fair Isle or stranded knitting using two colors per round. Want to learn a new method of knitting Fair Isle? Learn to knit with one color in each hand, two colors in your right hand, or two colors in your left hand.
In this workshop, we’ll use the Madison Park hat to practice Fair Isle knitting. This hat uses small, intuitive colorwork patterns that enable you to focus on your technique. There are no long floats, so you won’t need to worry about catching your yarn when working with two colors. By the time you finish the
hat, you’ll be comfortable with your chosen method of Fair Isle knitting.
• Knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases
• Fair Isle knitting in the round using your preferred method
• 16-inch US Size 4 and US Size 5 circular needles
• Stitch marker
• Row counter (optional but helpful).
• DK weight yarn: You’ll need about 215 yards of DK weight yarn total: 125 yards in A, the main
color, and 30 yards each in B, C, and D. Alternatively, you can knit the hat using two colors.
• Madison Park pattern, available on Ravelry here:
Homework: Cast on and knit the ribbing of your hat. Work from the beginning of the
Instructions in the pattern to the Inc Rnd line. You’ll be ready to start the colorwork