Fair Isle Hat class: Solveig

Fair Isle Hat class: Solveig

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What It's All About

This stunning hat was designed by the Scandinavian duo Arne & Carlos for Rowan. We love its beautiful Nordic inspired Fairisle design. Worked with only two colours, we think it’s a great introduction to colourwork and when you work it up in Rowan Felted Tweed held together with Kidsilk Haze, the result is pure luxury!

Our colourwork Baa-ble hat has been enormously popular with our students and so, in honour of Arne & Carlos’s upcoming visit to River City, we thought we’d add a new colourwork hat class, this time with one of their designs! You will learn how: to use both hands (left and right) to knit in two colours across each row, to catch up floats on the inside and to avoid “puckering” in the patterning. You’ll also gain experience working from charts and learn how gauge, blocking and colour choices affect your stranded colourwork projects. A copy of the pattern is included in your fee!

Pre-work Required

With 3.75mm needles and your background colour (must be the ball of Felted Tweed if your other ball is Kidsilk Haze), cast on 100 stitches. Join to work in the round (make sure your stitches are not twisted.) Work 11 cm of K2, P2 ribbing for bottom of hat.

Please bring:

  • your pre-work,

  • two sizes of knitting needles for knitting in the round (dpns, short (16”) circular or long circular for magic loop – your choice) in 3.75mm and 4.0mm,

  • the usual knitting notions (tapestry needle, scissors, tape measure and stitch markers),

  • Yarn: one shade of Rowan Felted Tweed (one 50 g ball) and a contrasting shade of Rowan Kidsilk Haze (one 25 g ball). Or if you’d prefer, you could use two contrasting shades of Rowan Felted Tweed instead of combining it with Kidsilk Haze.

Skill Level

Advanced beginner: you know how to knit and purl in the round on double pointed needles.  Take our Knit in the Round workshop prior to this workshop if you haven't used DPNs before.


  • Three hours of instruction. We guarantee you won't be able to stop at one hat!

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • This workshop may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia: cynthia@rivercityyarns.com.

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it: 

    • If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee.

    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.

    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact cynthia@rivercityyarns.com.

  • Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).