Come and join Marie at the beautiful Brooksby Hall in Leicestershire to start to make this stunning fairisle cushion. The cushion is the special project for the two FAIRISLE IN THE LAKES workshop holidays in December 2018. The cushion front is knitted flat and incorporates picking up stitches whilst knitting in a different direction to create the herringbone effect.
DATE Saturday 2nd February 2019
TIME 10am until 4pm. We will start promptly so please arrive by 9.45am.
WHAT YOU WILL MAKE You will start to make the beautiful Folk Fairisle Cushion using Marie Wallin's new BRITISH BREEDS yarn.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to knit Fairisle flat, we will also show you some tips to help you with your stranded knitting and show you the technique of picking up the stitches whilst knitting in a different direction.
SKILL LEVEL Suitable for knitters of all abilities, including those who wish to learn Fairisle knitting.
WHAT IS INCLUDED The pattern, chart and the yarn to complete the cushion front (13 x 25g balls). A lunch made from locally sourced produce, lots of tea & coffee, fruit juice, biscuits and afternoon cake.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING 3.00mm needles - straight or circular, large safety pins to hold a small amount of stitches.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE CUSHION You will need a machine washable cushion pad measuring 46cm x 46cm and a piece of backing fabric measuring 44cm x 44cm.
NUMBER OF WORKSHOP PLACES Minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 20.