Things are a little askew here in Berkeley, California—we are finally getting the hot weather one would expect in the summer. But still the feel of fall is in the air, so it’s a little confusing… It’s all about learning to live with uncertainty.
This feeling of the season turning has inspired me to start a new design based on a beautiful bouquet of flowers that Felicity Ford sent me to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the publication of The Joy of Color. If you are interested in watching my design process, follow me on Instagram (@janinebajus).
What’s New this Month
I’ve added a new 2-day class on working with color in Fair Isle that will debut at Stitches West in March 2022: Color in Fair Isle Color: From Inspiration to Motif.
The Friday Harbor Vest pattern is done! A meditation on the blues of my beloved Pacific Northwest….
The Colors of Italy retreat is filling fast: only two rooms remain (one of them is a suite perfect for sharing).
I’m adding three new colorways to the yarn pack collection: Greg’s Chickens, Hydrangea, and Paprika.
My brand new Fair Isle Yoke Sweater or Cardigan class will be offered again at Stitches @ Home November 6-7 & 13-14.
My 2022 is schedule is pretty much set at this point—mostly events and trips that have been postponed from 2020! I’m not planning to do much in-person teaching in the future, but the good news is that I’m going to expand my online class offerings.
My approach to Fair Isle knitting is modern and very personal; my goal is to share my deep appreciation for this type of knitting and to help you develop the confidence to plunge into this world of color and pattern.
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Enjoy all the colors!