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Knitting Daily Workshop Introduction to Fair Isle The Ivy League Vest with Eunny Jang

Learn to master multicolored Fair Isle knitwear in this video workshop with Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits magazine and co-host of Knitting Daily TV.

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Learn to master multicolored Fair Isle knitwear in this video workshop with Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits magazine and co-host of Knitting Daily TV on public television.

Jang uses her popular "Ivy League Vest" pattern--included as a free pattern download with purchase of this video--and walks knitters through it's construction while teaching the basic of this popular color-stranded knitting technique.

Each Fair Isle lesson is explained step-by-step with Jang offering her inside tips and secrets for swatching for Fair Isle, holding two yarns comfortably, how to maintain tension, how to introduce new colors into the pattern, easy fixes for common mistakes, casting on for a steek, how to shape colorwork, how to cut steeks, and successful finishing techniques.

Included in this video is Jang's overview of the history of colorwork in Fair Isle and colorwork styles from other regions, plus a look at yarns and tools needed to successfully complete your Fair Isle projects. Introduction to Fair Isle: The Ivy League Vest anticipates the questions you may have about this traditional technique and makes the process of learning Fair Isle easy and fun.

The DVD is divided into seven sections, including:
  • Introduction to Fair Isle knitting, which touches on the history of the style and regional variations
  • Getting started: explains that Fair Isle is worked with two colors per round and shows how to cast on with two colors
  • Advanced principles: more on corrugated ribbing, different ways to hold the yarns, color planning and dealing with yarn joins
  • Knitting in the round, including how to work shaping in a pattern area and what a steek is and why it's used
  • The body in detail: how to read a chart, keeping up with pattern increases and decreases, more on steeks and using duplicate stitch to fix mistakes in Fair Isle patterning
  • Cutting the steek, why it works and how to pick up stitches to finish the neck and arm holes
'Watching the video is almost as good as having a knowledgeable knitter right in your house with you, looking over your shoulder as you work. This DVD is sure to be a help to knitters who want to make the leap into intricate Fair Isle designs and don't know how to begin.' Guide to Knitting

'There are lots of helpful tips in here–the one for casting on with two colors is practically worth the price of the video–and it takes a lot of the “scare” out of colorwork and steeks. There’s so much information in here, in fact, I need to watch it again. Off hand, I can’t think of a fair isle topic that she did not touch on. It really is a great introduction.

'Do you want to learn multicolor knitting? Then you need this video.' -–Knitting News

SKU: 09KN18

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596682283

Customer Reviews

Not Great Review by Jazzy Jasmine

I thought the HD version lacked cohesion. She skips around too much. I am not happy.

(Posted on 1/13/14)

Exactly what I was needing Review by Janet Russell

I purchased this DVD as an "introduction" to Fair Isle in order to fill in the gaps left by print materials. Books are great and I love them as a reference and for the patterns, but I loved having Eunny walk me through the many different ways to hold the two colors of yarn. In addition, her advice for photocopying the Fair Isle chart in order to mark the decreases and increases, it all adds up to being worth the cost of the DVD. It covers what I would have learned in a more expensive class.

(Posted on 12/21/10)

Good information, poor production quality Review by Megan Lehmann

<p>The brightness on both of the Knitting Daily workshop DVDs that I ordered is incredibly high. I expected better from both KD and Interweave.</p> <p>The information presented by Eunny Jang is very helpful, although I do wish she would have gone into more detail and done more demonstration as in the Cable workshop DVD, which was much longer and had a slower pace.</p> <p>I was glad for the de-mystification of the steeking process.</p> <p>Soon after watching the DVD, I was able to confidently cast on for my first fair isle project.</p>

(Posted on 2/26/10)