My first fair isle beanie

Hi guys have been enjoying reading all the happenings at "MEN WHO KNIT" Since my last post i have been busy travelling with work and recently got to meet with Gerard at I Knit LONDON it was great to meet a member who has used his passion to open a store and assist water aid with knit a river. But by far the best thing to come from this site has been my friendship with Jesse KIWIKNITTER who emails me most days and has become a valuable and wonderful friend. Together we are learning to become the best knitters we can be. We are both working on Fair isle... This is my first attempt which took me almost 3 weeks to complete and was ripped out 4 times I am very happy with the result and think that now that i have got the basic figured i really want to perfect this technique. Thanks to all of you out thee who inspire me through your craft, especially Jesse !! Arron
Sorry about the photo its not that clear but i hope that you get the idea.


Gerard Allt's picture

fantastic hat! I'm glad you like the organic yarn, I'm longing to crochet a blanket out of it but I've insisted that I finish my wensleydale crocheted blanket first!

Looking forward to seeing you at the shop next month, happy travels.


I knit


I knit

Great job, and quite a nice hat!



You are so brave. I have been hesitating to start a fair isle project because I am afraid I won't be able to accomplish the "twists" between color changes. The hat is really wonderful.

Kerry's picture

Your Fair Isle hat looks great. Was it your own design or is there a pattern available?