Knitting with Colour - How to master the Fairisle and Intarsia techniques
Tutor: Jane CrowfootCourse Code: 3319-15


Knitting with colour is fun and really effective and, with a few key skills, the worlds of Fairisle and Intarsia are relatively easy to master. The Fairisle technique originates from the Shetland Isles and Scandinavian countries and is a technique where yarns are carried across the reverse side of the work to create a two layered, repeated pattern, fabric. The intarsia method is used to create larger 'blocks' of colour where yarns are not repeated across a row.


This course will show you how to work the stranding and weaving techniques needed to create fairisle patterns. We will work using the one handed and two handed methods.  The technique of Intarsia will also be shown and we will also look at some simple beading techniques.

Please bring with you

Knitting Needles:
3.25mm, 3.75mm, 4mm & 4.5mm
If you know you are a loose or tight knitter please alter these sizes accordingly.
Jane will bring needles with her if you want to borrow or purchase them directly from her.

Knitters Sewing Needle
Fine sewing needle for beads
Sewing thread (any colour)
Stitch markers
Notebook, pen & paper

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Knitting Needles approximately £5 - £7 a pair
Beads £4 a pack
Crochet project kits – Jane’s Designs - £40 - £100


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Jane Crowfoot

Jane CrowfootI am a crochet and hand knit designer/maker working hard to expand the popular notion of crochet and edge it away from the idea that it is a craft representative of an older, ‘Granny’, generation. My goal is to produce projects for the home interior that are ground-breaking in design and technique, but are also within the reach financially and technically of the world’s crafters to reproduce at home. I believe in the importance of teaching and passing on knowledge, so I also tutor workshops, give demonstrations and inspirational talks and exhibit my work, however the majority of my time is spent designing and making high quality Crochet Along (CAL) projects.

15th Aug 2019

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9amCoffee on arrival
9.15amWelcome and tutor introductions
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

"Fabulous tutor - really great having a small group." (Summer School 2019)

"Jane was an excellent tutor. The class was more than I expected - but I wanted more!" (Summer School 2019)

"Outstanding teaching, truely inspirational, met learners' individual needs, attentive and highly knowledgeable.  Best course I've ever been on (and I've been on quite a few!)." (March 2019)