Learn the basics of selecting colours and fibres for a Fair Isle project, an age-old technique that uses two strands at a time. Gain confidence reading a chart, and learn the Philosopher's Wool method of catching floats while making a unique cup cozy. Then hold your breath, take up your scissors, and safely steek (or cut) your project to create a button band! Finally, master finishing techniques like picking up stitches for the button band, button holes, and sewing on buttons.
Knitting in the round
Please download the free Steek This Coffee Cozy pattern by Rachel Henry from Ravelry prior to the first class. Please bring 3.75mm double pointed needles, 3.75mm crochet hook, sharp scissors, stitch markers, darning needle, notebook, and pencil to the first class. Kits will be available for purchase at the first class for $9.99.
Karla?s love for fibre arts started at the age of eight when her grandmother taught her to crochet butterfly fridge magnets for the hospital auxiliary. She crocheted on and off through her school years and dabbled in other fibre arts like embroidery, cross stitch and quilting. Karla is a middle school science teacher who discovered knitting at the start of her career. Over the past 11 years Karla has relentlessly consumed any and all knitting skills and information she can get her hands on. She is an active member of the Ponderosa Fibre Arts Guild, has begun to stretch her designer muscles writing patterns, and is a co-organizer of Yarn Okanagan.
Follow her on Ravelry as K-Rae and Instagram @karlacrafts