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Online Class

Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork

$19.99$39.99

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

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 downloadable class resources 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
21:33
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
16:17
3. Working Fair Isle Crochet
27:37
4. The Poet's Shawl
41:24
5. Tapestry Trivet
43:45
6. Fair Isle in the Round
30:39
7. Bonus Lesson: Creating Your Own Designs
09:08

Taught by

Karen Whooley
Karen Whooley
Karen Whooley is an award-winning crochet designer and instructor based in Washington state. She teaches crochet and knitting classes at shops, guilds and shows worldwide, including those of the Knitting Guild Association and Crochet Guild of America, with an emphasis on technique. Karen is the author of more than 20 books, including "Top Down Sweaters to Crochet," "Learn to Fair Isle Crochet," "I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting Socks" and more.

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