The Fair Isle Vest: Stranded & Steeked

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The Fair Isle Vest: Stranded & Steeked

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$39.99

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Craftsy online courses
Craftsy provides education and tools to help you bring your creativity to life.
Craftsy provides education and tools to help you bring your creativity to life.
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Course Description

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 be... 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 in _The Fair Isle Vest_ * 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 Vest_ **Exclusive 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. _Click to view the schematic_
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