My Adidas Fair Isle scarf progress.

I'm a huge adidas fan. Thought i would try to knit a vintage style adidas scarf, here's how it looks so far.

Also been making my own fair isle patterns in photoshop, if anyone needs any help with a fair isle design idea, i'd be more than happy to help.

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knitsncycles's picture

Neat. Adidas will sue you.

Masala's picture

Fair Isle patterns are somthing that I would need to sit down with somone and watch. I tend to be a more "hands on" learner rather than a "read and do" person.

Kerry's picture

Good luck with your Fair Isle, I knitted a jumper in it and it took forever.

MMario's picture

Fair Isle (or any stranded colourwork) scares the bejeezus out of me.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Melbcub's picture

I find it fun. I work with pattern and repetition in a lot of my art work, so i guess i was aesthetically drawn to it.

I find i knit more when doing a pattern, because i don't want to stop until i've finished a whole section to see what it looks like.

I get bored just working with one color or the same stitch :-)

Donski's picture

Thats cute :) are you going to make matching trackie bottoms :) I have an almost finished fairisle jumper in the cupboard, its been there since Winter 2008. Just need to do the sleeves and work out how to sew it up :) I will finish it this year, I will . The back however is a sight to behold, not to mention all the loose ends with the colour changes. Really need a lesson.

Melbcub's picture

yeah the backs aren't pretty, lol. I was thinking about starting it again using the double knit method.

Tom Hart's picture

Perfect for double knitting. No floats, no loose ends... DK rocks that way. DK can come out thick though. It's double layered after all. So you might want to use a sock yarn or fingering weight yarn, unless you're OK with a thick scarf... Good luck!

Melbcub's picture

thanks for the advice! you are clearly the king of double knitting after seeing your work, lol.

Tom Hart's picture

More like a DK peasant. I'm a total beginner. But DK flatwork isn't that hard *IF* you use PK (Portuguese knitting) to do it. Really: a child could do it. One of the reasons I'm so passionate about DK has nothing to do with the look of it but everything to do with the *FEEL* of it. It feels absolutely luxurious. No matter the fiber you're using. It's got serious cush. That rug in my bathroom feels so amazing on my feet when I step out of the shower. When I was working on that rug I took it to the San Francisco Public Library where there is a monthly knitting circle for all ages called "Get Your Knit Together". Upon copping a feel, some teenage girls squealed, "Oh, it's so squishy." And it is. I've not felt any other fabric that feels anything like it.

Melbcub's picture

yeah, i did a little test today, and your right it has an amazing feel, almost like there are tiny springs inside. I could imagine it would feel great on your feet :-)

the only problem i had, was it got really annoying constantly having to re-position for the next stitch, i couldn't get a good rhythm going. I will have to check out Portuguese knitting to see what its all about.

teenage girls scare me. :-)

Tom Hart's picture

That's another great thing about PK: changing back and forth between the knit and purl position. It's effortless. A flick of the thumb. That's all it takes. Very handy for K1, P1 ribbing too.

ffarff's picture

ive been looking for a fair isle pattern similar to this.
do you know where i can find one?

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