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Magical Fiber Fantasy Retreat 2018

  • Coronado Resort 1000 Buena Vista Drive Orlando, FL, 32836 United States (map)

Hosted by Ross Farms at Disney's Coronado Resort

I'm thrilled to be back teaching at this magical event for the second year in a row on Disney property!

Fair Isle 1.0 (Half Day - 3 hours) 
Freaked over Fair Isle? Curious about stranded colorwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colors? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! We’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, color theory, how to trap floats, Fair Isle history and set good Fair Isle knitting habits. We’ll put everything we learned into practice and knit the Polarized Hat, a Fair Isle, corrugated ribbing, and Latvian braid unisex hat.

Fair Isle 2.0 (Half Day - 3 hours) 
Ready to move beyond basic Fair Isle? Knit a retreat-exclusive Disney-inspired pair of Fair Isle mittens designed by TanisKnits. We’ll work stranded colorwork in a small circumference and cover colorwork charts, afterthought thumbs, corrugated ribbing, and traditional Nordic-style shaping. Wear memories of this amazing retreat in the palm of your hands!

All About The Braids (Half Day - 3 hours) 
Looking to add some dimension to your knitting? Do knitted braids intrigue you? We’ll learn how to work 2-color Latvian and Estonian braids, while knitting up a retreat- exclusive cowl by TanisKnits! We’ll also cover finishing techniques, history of these techniques, and talk about color theory.

Beaded Garter Cuffs (Half Day - 3 hours) 
Add some sparkle to your knitting! Love the way beads in knitting look but not sure how to do it? We’ll talk about multiple beading methods and put what we learn into practice by knitting an exclusive Disney-inspired beaded garter cuff pattern by TanisKnits. We’ll also cover the provisional cast on and how to kitchener stitch our edges together.

Earlier Event: October 6
South River Knitting Guild
Later Event: January 21
A Good Yarn