First Fair Isle

My first Fair Isle knit. It went rather well. I’m a continental knitter so learning english style, to have both yarns ready to knit, was a bit of a challenge for this project. I worried that I would totally mess up my hat but by the first row of squares I had it. I was successfully knitting the blue color continental and the yellow english. My only problem was reducing for the crown. I got a little ahead of myself and reduced on every row. Not a huge problem. I ripped it back, picked up the stitches and did it right.


Thomasknits's picture

Awesome job! I love fair isle.


crmartin's picture

Beautiful hat! Quite impressive especially for your first time.



rjcb3's picture

I really like your molecule.

(did that come out right?)

Oh yeah, and the hat -- awesome work! Very good, well made, and I like the pattern's simplicity.

Sometimes, just plain simplicity makes all the better beauty than something that much more complex.

Very good job. I like it a lot.


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very good job on the Fair Isle. If you hadn't told me, I'd have said you'd been doing it for a while. That's one of the reasons I learned continental, too. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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