52 hats :: 13 - First Try Fair Isle



In all my years of knitting I never tried Fair Isle before. I guess I found it intimidating. If you look for patterns, it actually is. So I decided to do what I've always done: wing it. I made up a little zigzag pattern and hey presto! A fair isle hat.
I know, it's not perfect. A bit of a tension problem going on in some spots (if I can find some time I'm going to try if blocking it helps). And it's actually too small for my head. I should have realised it makes the knit less stretchy, so it ended up being a child's size. But that's okay.
I mean, I finally did Fair Isle. A whole world of colorful possibilities is opening up for me right now...

Linking up with Frontier Dreams' Crafting On

4 comments:

  1. It's really not hard, but tension is an issue. I love Fair Isle, I think stranding is my favorite technique!

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    1. It's really fun to work with. I'm sure I'll try it again (and work on my tension).

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  2. beautiful hat and I love the muted colors you've paired together.

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