In, Fair-Isle knitting, you hold and knit with with more than one color yarn at a time, alternating the colors according to your chart or pattern. The result is beautiful patterned color designs to add to your projects. Continental-knitting can help if you want to hold one color in each hand.

Video Knitting Course: Fair-Isle Knitting

Fair-Isle knitting is the art of knitting with more than one color in a row. Following a Fair-Isle chart, you can make beautiful patterns and designs, like sweaters, tams, pillow cushions and more. Our Fair-Isle Knitting class teaches you how to Fair-Isle Knit from the very beginning, including reading a chart, fixing mistakes, Fair-Isle Knitting in the round... all on a fast, fun project of an easy felted bag with handles.



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Fair-Isle Bag – Learn to Read a Chart

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Fair-Isle Bag – Learn to Read a Chart
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Free Pattern: Bulky Felted Fair-Isle Bag for Beginners

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This Fair-Isle felted bag pattern is an easy pattern for learning two-color knitting. Felt the bag in the washer to make a soft and sturdy purse or knitting project bag. Options: You can knit the bag handles and attachment loops, or buy leather or plastic purse handles for a dressier look.



Recommended Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky by Malabrigo Yarns

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My favorite chunky yarn for felting (and for creating knitting videos). You’ve seen Malabrigo Chunky yarn in almost every KnitFreedom video for a good reason: it’s soft, has beautiful colors, and is reasonably priced. Perfect for the Fair-Isle Felted Bag.

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Testimonial: Such a Fun Project

This was such a fun Fair-Isle project. I love all the great things you do pertaining to knitting. Your video tutorials are wonderful, and I often refer my friends to your web-site for help and/or to learn new techniques and such. Thanks for all you to do help the knitters (and crocheters) of the world.
  – Esther (KnitQuester on Ravelry)


Testimonial: I Have Learned So Much

This was my first felted and Fair-Isle project. I felted it too much but I believe it still turned out good for my first one. My sister loved it for her birthday present. I’m making another one for my daughter and myself. Thank you Liat Gat for your Ebooks. I have learned so much. :)
  – kbatten67 on Ravelry


Testimonial: Worth Every Penny

The Fair-Isle Knitting ebook includes several very helpful videos and tips which went far beyond the Fair-Isle instructions. Worth every penny.
  – EllenRosewall on Ravelry


Testimonial: Beautifully Structured and Easy-to-Follow

This Fair-isle Felted Bag project was intended as a learning exercise, consolidating both Liat Gat’s Continental knitting and Fair-Isle courses. Both courses are beautifully structured and easy to follow.
  – ChrisSpins on Ravelry


Testimonial: Can’t Wait to Start Other Fair-Isle Projects

Bought the "Fair-Isle ebook" from Liat Gat/KnitFreedom – I can really recommend it to anyone who is new to Fair-Isle knitting. After taking the online video class I can’t wait to start other Fair-Isle projects.
  – alterbridge on Ravelry


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