CANCELED April 4th & 11th – Learn Fair Isle Knitting Series – Lucerne hat by Jared Flood
Class Name: Learn Fair Isle Knitting Series: Lucerne hat by Jared Flood
Class Date: Thursday April 4th & 11th
Class Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor: Terry King
Class Cost: $70
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner and up
Class Description: Fair Isle knitting is a stranded knitting method of working with multiple colors to create a patterns. We will be knitting a hat – Lucerne by Jared Flood. This is a great project for learning how to manage the yarns and getting your tension correct. This hat can be knit in 2, 3 or 4 colors depending on your skills and preferences. It is a unisex hat that has options for a beanie or slouchier hat.
- Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/50 grams) 1 skein of Color 1 (C1); 1 skein of Color 2 (C2)
optional: 1 skein of Color 3 (C3); 1 skein of Color 4 (C4)
Two-color version: 153 yards C1; 60 yards C2
Three-color version: 157 yards C1, 23 yards, C2; 23 yards C3
Four-color version: 120 yard C1; 37 yards C2; 14 yards C3; 10 yards C4
Note: Pattern requires at least two colors and can optionally use up to four. C3 is for the 3 and 4 color
versions and C4 is for the 4 color version
Gauge is 28 stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in colorwork motif with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US# 5)
- Size B (for Ribbing) One 16″ circular needle* three or four sizes smaller than Size A.
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US# 2)
- Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 16″ circular needle* one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 2¼ mm (US 1)
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for
working small circumferences in the round.
Note: The body of the hat is a combination of stranded (2-color) rounds and single-color rounds. Some
knitters do not get the same stitch gauge on the same needle between their colorwork and single-color
knitting. If this is the case, you may wish to switch to an alternate needle size on single-color rounds to
maintain the 7 stitches per inch gauge required for the pattern.
- Other notions:
- Stitch markers
- tapestry or darning needles
- waste yarn (only if working a tubular cast on)
Pattern: Lucerne by Jared Flood
What skills you should have: You should know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, and be comfortable knitting in the round with double points, 2 circulars, or magic loop.
What skills you will learn: How to work stranded knitting, how to read color chart, and you will have the option to learn the tubular cast on during the first session.
Homework: Please purchase and have all the yarn wound before class, so class can begin promptly.
Date: April 04, 2019
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
End time: 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Yarn Refuge
Directions: 3368 Lakeside Ct, Reno, NV. Next to Swill Coffee & Wine.