Online Class

Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork


Translate timeless Fair Isle techniques to crochet as you create beautiful colorwork throughout three captivating projects!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Karen Whooley
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Crochet Fair Isle patterns that look just as smooth and sharp as knitting! Join expert instructor and published author Karen Whooley as she demystifies Fair Isle charts and provides tips for creating your own colorful patterns. Learn how to cleanly change colors and carry your yarn with floats on the back as you crochet the cozy Poet's Shawl. Work over your second color to avoid floats that snag and banish bulk by carefully encasing your ends as you crochet the beautiful and functional Tapestry Trivet. Finally, conquer the Fair Isle hat by seamlessly adding rounds - and colors - without noticeable jogs interrupting the graphic motif. After this class, you'll have the skills you need to confidently create complex-looking color patterns that are continuous and utterly beautiful.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Fair Isle Crochet
Meet your instructor, crochet designer Karen Whooley, and find out how to incorporate two and even three colors into your patterns as you learn the secret to Fair Isle crochet: working in the back loop.
2. Reading Charts
3. Working Fair Isle Crochet
4. The Poet's Shawl
5. Tapestry Trivet
6. Fair Isle in the Round
7. Bonus Lesson: Creating Your Own Designs

Taught by

Karen Whooley
Karen Whooley
Karen Whooley is a popular instructor, designer and author who teaches knitting and crochet classes worldwide with an emphasis on technique. She especially enjoys teaching at shops and guilds around the country, Stitches events and programs such as the Knit and Crochet Show. She's built a reputation for creating clean, simple patterns that are easy to read. As a sought-after designer, Karen has worked with both popular magazines, yarn companies and publishers both large and small.
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