Fairisle Club 7

Kilim Cardigan

Available for booking

Wednesday 1st December 2021

SOLD OUT!

The Fairisle Club is a fun, limited edition knitalong which aims to improve your Fairisle knitting technique, whilst creating a beautiful Fairisle project. This is an exclusive club limited to the first 550 members!

 

Kilim Cardigan is a beautiful design inspired by motifs found in carpets from North Africa and Iran. It is knitted in 7 sections using 18 colours of the British Breeds yarn and uses several different knitting techniques, including knitting Fairisle in the round, knitting Fairisle flat, steeking, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch and mattress stitch.

Fairisle Club 7 is a complete kit, available in 4 sizes, comprising of all the British Breeds yarn, 10 beautiful buttons from Textile Garden, the full printed pattern booklet for your chosen size, a pattern folder and an exclusive Fairisle Club 7 canvas project bag. Links to the digital Kilim Cardigan PDF patterns will be included in the Welcome email when the knitalong starts along with a special 20% discount code to use any time on any kit or book purchase from the shop. The club will be supported by instructional videos covering in detail each of the 7 sections that make up the Kilim Cardigan, these will be released by email updates. As each section and the corresponding videos are released in intervals, you will be able to knitalong with Marie at your own pace referring to the videos when you wish. Only Fairisle Club 7 members have access to these videos.

Members will be invited to join the Fairisle Club 7 Facebook group. This will be a private group which only the Fairisle Club 7 members will have access to. In this group you will be able to chat with other members and receive help. On the release of each section, Marie will be available for a live Q & A Knit Chat, the date and time for each will be released with the relevant email update.

By joining Fairisle Club 7, you will be a member of the Fairisle Club and therefore able to buy the digital patterns of any of the previous projects.

 

Fairisle Club 7 will open for booking on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 2pm UK time. Booking will close on the 1st January 2022 or until 550 members have been reached, whichever is sooner.

The knitalong will start on the 14th February 2022.

 

Sizes

The Kilim Cardigan is available in 4 sizes, the details are:

 

Small/Medium (as shown in the photographs, Georgia is a UK size 8/10)

To fit UK dress size from UK 8 - UK 14 (semi fitted).

Width at lower edge: 53 cm (20.75 in) flat or 106 cm (41.5 in) all round.

Width at widest – from cuff to cuff: 139 cm (54.75 in)

Length: 53 cm (20.75 in).

Ease: Between +25 cm and +9 cm depending on dress size.

 

Large/XLarge

To fit UK dress size from UK 16 – UK 22 (semi fitted).

Width at lower edge: 64 cm (25.25 in) flat or 128 cm (50.5 in) all round.

Width at widest – from cuff to cuff: 152 cm (60 in)

Length: 57 cm (22.5 in).

Ease: Between +26 cm and +11 cm depending on dress size.

 

XXLarge/2XLarge

To fit UK dress size from UK 24 – UK 30 (semi fitted).

Width at lower edge: 74 cm (29.25 in) flat or 148 cm (58.5 in) all round.

Width at widest – from cuff to cuff: 162 cm (63.75 in)

Length: 61 cm (24 in).

Ease: Between +26 cm and +11 cm depending on dress size.

 

3XLarge

To fit UK dress size from UK 32 – UK 34 (semi fitted).

Width at lower edge: 79 cm (31 in) flat or 158 cm (62 in) all round.

Width at widest – from cuff to cuff: 167cm (65.75 in)

Length: 61 cm (24 in).

Ease: Between +16 cm and +11 cm depending on dress size.

 

The cardigan is designed to be semi fitted. It has a conventional back neck shaping. The main features of the design are the front panel inserts, the Dolman sleeve/body shape, and the lower sleeve inserts. All these features help create a finished garment shape designed to give a flattering look. The cardigan is a conventional button through design with 10 buttons from Textile Garden. These are included in the kits in a Small drawstring organza bag.

 

Videos

The instructional videos will be released via email updates sent via Mailchimp. The intervals between each video release will vary as some sections of the garment take longer to complete than others. Release dates will be published in the welcome email.

The sections and videos will cover the following techniques:

Welcome to Fairisle Club 7 video.

Video 1 – Section A, the lower body. This video will cover casting on, joining in the round, the steek stitches and knitting Fairisle in the round.

Video 2 – Section B, the main body. This video will cover the start of Section B and the introduction of steeks at the lower sleeve edges.

Video 3 – Three methods of steeking (machine stitch, needle felting and crochet). The introduction of Section C, the front inserts, picking up stitches and knitting Fairisle flat.

Video 4 – Picking up stitches and knitting Section D, the lower sleeve panel.

Video 5 – Introduction and knitting of Section E, the centre front panels.

Video 6 – Introduction and knitting of Section F, the shoulder yoke.

Video 7 – Section G, knitting the neck band, hem rib, button band, buttonhole band, cuffs and general finishing.

 

Needle Sizes

2.75 mm and 3.25 mm needles – straight and circular. Various circular needle lengths are required as follows:

Cuffs – 2.75mm (no 12) (US 2) 25cm fixed circular needle

Neck rib, button, and buttonhole bands - 1 pair 2.75mm (no 12) (US 2) straight needles.

Hem rib – 2 x 2.75mm (no 12) (US 2) 100cm fixed circular needle, used as straight needles.

Lower body – 3.25mm (no 10) (US 3) 80cm to 120cm fixed circular needles, depending on size being knitted.

Main body - 3.25mm (no 10) (US 3) 120 to 140cm fixed circular needles, depending on size being knitted.

Front inserts, Centre front panels and Lower Sleeve panels - 3.25mm straight needles.

 

Prices

Fairisle Club 7 is a complete kit comprising of all the British Breeds yarn, 10 beautiful buttons from Textile Garden, the full printed pattern booklet for your chosen size, a pattern folder and an exclusive Fairisle Club 7 canvas project bag. The prices also include all four size patterns in digital form, the PDFs will be sent at the start of the knitalong.

 

UK Prices (including VAT)

 

Small/Medium - £246.00 + shipping (includes 29 x 25g balls of British Breeds).

 

Large/XLarge - £264.00 + shipping (includes 32 x 25g balls of British Breeds).

 

XXLarge/2XLarge - £282.00 + shipping (includes 35 x 25g balls of British Breeds).

 

3XLarge - £306.00 + shipping (includes 39 x 25g balls of British Breeds).

 

The prices stated above include VAT @ 20%.

 

Non UK Prices (excluding VAT)

 

Small/Medium - £205.00 + shipping (includes 29 x 25g balls of British Breeds).

 

Large/XLarge - £220.00 + shipping (includes 32 x 25g balls of British Breeds).

 

XXLarge/2XLarge - £235.00 + shipping (includes 35 x 25g balls of British Breeds).

 

3XLarge - £255.00 + shipping (includes 39 x 25g balls of British Breeds).

 

The prices stated above do not include VAT.

 

Shipping

Commences mid January 2022. Please note that PO BOX addresses will not be accepted.

 

UK (all sizes) – £13.00 via Royal Mail Special Delivery.

 

USA (S/M, L/XL & XXL/2XL) - £38.00 via Royal Mail International Track & Sign.

USA (3XL) - £49.00 via UPS

 

Canada (all sizes) – £47.00 via UPS.

 

EU (all sizes) - £34.00 via UPS.

 

Australia, New Zealand & Singapore (S/M, L/XL & XXL/2XL) – £36.00 via Royal Mail International Tracked.

Australia, New Zealand & Singapore (3XL) - £78.00 via UPS

 

SE Asia, Far East, Africa, India, S America, Middle East (S/M, L/XL & XXL/2XL) – £32.00 via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed.

SE Asia, Far East, Africa, India, S America, Middle East (3XL) - £90.00 via UPS

 

Questions

 

Previously...

Here are the previous club projects - remember that membership to the Fairisle Club also makes the previous projects available to buy too!

Fairisle Club 6

Tapestry Wrap

Fairisle Club 5

Moroccan Tile Throw

Fairisle Club 4

Magnolia Jacket

Fairisle Club 3

Lerwick Cardigan

Fairisle Club 2

 

Fairisle Club 1