Fair Isle Colorwork Workshop
Instructor: Ruth Boelkins, email@example.com
Project: Fault Lines neckwarmer by Spout
available on Ravelry at spoutknits and on spoutknits.com
Want to learn how to knit colorwork? Ruth will help you learn all the techniques and tricks for
holding two colors at a time and knitting beautiful patterns using the basic stranded (fair isle)
method. This is a one-session workshop of 2 hours, set up to give you all the tools for making
this project and for specifically learning how to knit colorwork. Ruth will gladly continue to answer
questions and give you help as you complete the neckwarmer on your own, either by email or by
stopping in the shop when necessary.
The project is the Fault Lines neckwarmer - come to the workshop with it already
started on your needles, with “Beginning & Bottom Edge Ribbing” in the pattern
completed, and your second color wound and ready to use. We will focus on beginning the
two color body of the neckwarmer together and knitting several rounds until you are comfortable
with the new technique. Then there’s time for learning the picking up stitches step that’s needed
for knitting the lining of the neckwarmer. Finally, we’ll talk finishing - the how to’s of blocking and
getting your colorwork project to look its best!
We can also talk about using other colorwork patterns in this neckwarmer, if you want to make it
again and change it up a bit! Ruth will give tips for substituting other designs and show you the
all new book, called AlterKnits Stitch Dictionary, that she used as a source for the two charts
included in this pattern. You are welcome to bring any colorwork charts that you’d like help with
adapting to this pattern!
This workshop is for any knitter who already knows how to cast on, join on circular needles and
knit in the round.
Workshop Dates (choose 1):
1/23, Tuesday, 6-8 pm
2/1, Thursday, 12:30-2:30 pm
2/5, Monday, 6-8 pm
2/17, Saturday, 10 am-12 pm
Supplies: Must be purchased at Country Needleworks. Discount of 10% on yarn, pattern &
needles. Any sport weight and fingering weight yarns that are wool or wool blends will work
beautifully. Avoid drapey and alpaca fibers. Contact Ruth if you have any questions!
Needles: 16” circulars sizes 5 and 6 (as stated in pattern)