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Like any challenging thing, Fair Isle knitting is both satisfying ... and a tiny bit addictive. Fiber artist Mary Jane Mucklestone invites you to get just as obsessed as she is by these intricate multicolored designs from the Shetland Islands. Then use steeking to transform your knit tube into a flattering and on-trend garment.Mary Jane designed this beautiful sweater vest just for Craftsy and chose traditional Shetland yarns to create it. You'll build your stranded colorwork skills round by round, then pick up your scissors and take a mad leap into steeking. It's true - you will cut into your knitting. Meanwhile, Mary Jane will encourage you to commit a multitude of knitting sins, including knotting your yarn joins, not weaving in ends, and ... hold onto your hat ... ignoring mistakes.Mary Jane and your Craftsy classmates come along with you for advice, encouragement and hand-holding. Give yourself the gift of a complex and beautiful new technique. Sign up for The Fair Isle Vest today!What You'll Learn: Master Fair Isle knitting, a great foundation for any stranded colorwork Read colorwork charts and choose the right colors for your design Hold your yarn three ways: left-handed, right-handed or one in each Three steek methods and how to use them for shaping - without fear! Why traditional Shetland wool is the perfect yarn for Fair Isle colorwork What You'll Make in The Fair Isle VestExclusive knitting pattern included free with purchase of the class: A women's sweater vest designed by Mary Jane Mucklestone just for Craftsy, worked in the round, with shaped and steeked armholes and neckline, and a variety of Fair Isle motifs of increasing difficulty.
- Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
- Size: Massive Open Online Course
- Instructor: Mary Jane Mucklestone
- Cost: $40 Per Course
- Institution: Craftsy
- Topics: Theatre
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