As for the Fair Isle knitting, we learned how to do a tubular cast on, then we learned how to do corrugated ribbing. If I learned nothing else, those two things were worth the cost of the class. To see a good example of the corrugated ribbing, here is a picture of one of my classmates tams that had such vibrant colors, you can really see the corrugated ribbing.
To see more tams from class, you can go to this link. They all look so different because of the choice of colors it's amazing.Otherwise, here is my tam, which still needs to be blocked.
I learned how to hold one yarn in my left hand and one in my right and then knit with whichever color is supposed to be knit at a particular time. So technically, I was doing Continental and English knitting at the same time. Who would've thought???? Although Fair Isle has multiple colors, you only knit with 2 colors in one row.