Saturday One Day Retreat
September 15, 2012

This is a great class for knitters who want to learn how to knit in two colors. You will learn how to:
1. Knit on double pointed needles in the round
2. Knit with two colors in the same round.
3. How to make a steek.
4. How to cut a steek.
5. How to sew in a separating zipper.

There is a small bit of homework necessary for this class. You will be sent instructions to make two small garter stitch pieces which we will use to make this cute little bag.

You will need to bring size 6 or 7 double pointed needles.  My gorgeous Color By Kristin yarn will be provided.

Morning Session: 
We will begin with sewing in our zipper and making our cute little bag. When we are done with this little project, we will move onto our how-to session on knitting in the Fair Isle technique. You will learn how to follow a chart and how a chart is developed. The swatch below was made with Fair Isle Knitting worked in the round with a steek that was cut. You will make a piece similar to this swatch (although not this big nor complicated).

Fair Isle Steeked Swatch
As the afternoon progresses, we will continue our Fair Isle Knitting. Each student will then learn to sew and cut their own little tube, thus making it into a piece of flat knitting. This technique is the "dreaded" steeking technique that so many knitters fear. I promise - I will hold your hand!

Class includes arrival snacks, farm lunch, hand-outs, two balls of Color By Kristin Yarn for your Fair Isle Swatch. and a goodie bag.
Arrival 9:30 a.m.
Departure 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $225

If you want to make the day into a weekend, check out the local places to stay here
The Pioneer Valley is full of wonderful wool-inspired businesses. Extend your stay with visits to a few of the places listed here

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As of September 9, there are currently 8 spaces available. Class is limited to 10 students.

For further information, see the main "Get Stitched on the Farm with Kristin Nicholas Website" here. If you have any questions, call 413.774.6514 or email kristinnicholasATgmailDOTcom.