Our Fair Isle knit along is in full swing, so many colorful projects. The average number of colors for a Fair Isle project range from four to as many as thirteen different colors.
Fair Isle does not use hand painted yarns; instead we are using only two colors per row and changing those colors frequently. With the frequent change of yarn, we get a design that looks very complicated but is very easy to knit.
If you would still like to join the group, you are more then welcome, come on in and we will help you choose your colors and a design. The KAL will last until December of 2015.
The Fair Isle technique may be used in many different types of garments from hats and mittens, scarves, socks, and of course sweaters. We use fingering weight wool. I personally like Simply Shetland Yarn “Spindrift”. This yarn comes in a wide variety of colors, so it is easy to get the subtle shade variation that gives your Fair Isle garment the depth and contrast you need to make a successful Fair Isle. The stranding of the yarn across the back makes the garment light weight and warm.
Knitting with the Fair Isle technique is very addicting. You will find yourself saying just I couple more rounds and I will put down Three hours later,you are still knitting because you want to see how the pattern progresses. You are creating something that is very unique. It will give you hours of enjoyment.
If you want to join us, we will be meeting Friday’s from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. There is no cost for the KAL. Remember we will be more then happy to help you pick out your color and help you get started on your project today.