Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Learning fair isle knitting

Lately I've been making berets left, right and centre in my quest for a fail-safe crocheted beret pattern. Last night, however, I stumbled across this Popknits pattern for a Fair Isle Beret and instantly fell in love. It was motivation enough to start teaching myself how to knit in fair isle, and here are the results! No-one told me about reading the first line of the pattern chart forwards, and the next line backwards... but apart from that I figured out how to add in colours and create pretty pictures. Feeling very proud.

3 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Wow it looks amazing so far. I'm always impressed by changing colours. I have enough trouble knitting with only one!

Rachel said...

WOW!!! That is great. It looks like you have been doing fair isle your whole life. I am a new knitter and am about to start my third project. Fair Isle is a ways down the road for me, but I look forward to it.

jesska said...

Thanks! It wasn't easy but makes more sense as you start to actually try and knit the extra colours in. I think I need a proper lesson before I embark on any large fair isle projects, though...