I crocheted a seam then grabbed my scissors and got to work.
The excess fabric has been cut off. This tooke me all of 10 mins this morning.
You then need to cover the edging somehow, I decided to pick up stitches for a simple 2x2 rib button band. I took this cardigan with me when I met my friend for lunch today. I did the crocheting and cutting this morning then brought the cardi along so she could have her say on the button band. The pictures below were taken when I got home this afternoon and it was already going dark, so they're not great.
The button band from the right side:
And the wrong side of the button band - the edge you're left with after crocheting and cutting is a little bit thicker than if you just picked up for a button band at the edge of the fabric but it looks very neat.
You will need to knit a swatch to take with you to the workshop to work on but if you've never done fair isle or don't have time to knit a fair isle swatch then just knit a plain stocking stitch one instead.
So in the middle of this pre-Christmas rush, take a day out for yourself and treat yourself to a day learning a technique which will impress all your knitting friends. Book now!
Oh and by the way, if you are new to fair isle and would like to lean this technique or want to learn how to knit some fab traditional Norwegian Selbu mittens then join me on Saturday 1st Feb for the 'Norwegian Selbu Mittens' class. This is one of my brand new classes for next year and should be a fun one. You'll learn how to hold two strands of yarn in either your left or your right hand or both hands and how to knit the iconic 'Selbu' mittens.