Tuesday, November 02, 2010

More Fair Isle hat knitting

I'm really diggin' this Fair Isle knitting.  See?

This one is totally for me.  I like how the pattern is emerging.  I've noticed several mistakes (like using the wrong color in the wrong place here and there) but I like how it is turning out.  I'm actually knitting the hat in the reverse of how the colors are displayed in the chart I'm knitting from (so what is white on my hat is blue on the chart and vice versa).  That sometimes makes it a bit of a challenge (for me anyway) because my tendency is to knit what I see, and sometimes my brain doesn't want to make my hands do the opposite!  I'm thinking of knitting the Fair Isle chart once more before decreasing at the top of the hat. 

Here's what the inside of the hat looks like:

I'm using the Two-Handed Fair Isle technique I picked up from Philosopher's Wool.  It's a very cool way to knit with yarn in each hand, and weave in your yarns as you knit so that you don't have long floats on the back side.  My technique isn't perfect yet but I'm enjoying the process, and I'll definitely enjoy a nice warm hat.  Which I totally need since temperatures have plummeted here lately.  There was frost on the ground this morning.  Winter is here, regardless of what the calendar says!

And with that, I better get going.  I am looking forward to my first day of Shaun T's Insanity workout, and then definitely some knitting on my sweater so I can compete in NaKniSweMo!

Until next time!



  1. I've been wanting to try this same technique for working in the ends as I knit.

    I need to practice. I can catch the stitches with one hand but the other has trouble. Your hat looks like you're doing very well.

  2. I've never done Fair Isle in the "regular" way (with floats across the wrong side). Let me know how it goes for you!


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