Saturday 20th October  2018

Come and join Marie at the beautiful Brooksby Hall in Leicestershire to start to make these lovely fairisle socks. These socks are very special as they are knitted in Marie's new yarn - BRITISH BREEDS, which will be launched at YARNDALE on the 29th & 30th September and then online from the 1st October. The photographs above show Marie's design swatch, photographs of the finished socks will be published as soon as possible. The sock are calf length and are a slouchy fit suitable for wear as house socks. This new design  is the perfect project to learn how to knit Fairisle as it is the socks are knitted in the round and only uses 2 colours in a round at any one time.


DATE Saturday 20th October 2018


TIME 10am  until 4pm. We will start promptly so please arrive by 9.45am.


LOCATION Brooksby Hall, Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2LJ.


WHAT YOU WILL MAKE You will start to make the beautiful Norah Fairisle Socks using Marie Wallin's new BRITISH BREEDS yarn.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to knit Fairisle in the round, we will also show you some tips to help you with your stranded knitting.


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 socks (9 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 2.75mm & 3.25mm circular needles - 25cm cable length or double pointed needles


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE SOCKS You will be given everything you need to make the tam.


NUMBER OF WORKSHOP PLACES Minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 20.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS I reserve the right to cancel the workshop. In the event of a cancellation your fee will be refunded in full.  If you have to cancel then I will try to fill your place. If successful your fee will be refunded in full, otherwise the fee is non-refundable.


THINGS TO DO If you fancy making a short break of your workshop visit, the market towns of Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Uppingham are well worth a visit. Melton Mowbray is renowned for it's famous pork pie and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland are famous for Stilton cheese making.


WHERE TO STAY There are lots of lovely places to stay in the area. If you need any help then please email.