Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fair Isle Knitting

These are some knit items that I made and designed years ago, either as Christmas presents or for myself. They are knit using the fair isle technique, which is a method of knitting using where stitches are knit alternately in various colors, with the unused colours stranded across the back of the work.

This is two colored fair isle knitting (usually fair isle knitting refers to multiple colors). I modified a Norwegian star pattern to make these matching hat and mittens.

I completely made these up as I went along following another sock pattern to make the heel and toe. I made 2 other pairs of fair isle socks in different colors and with different patterns, once again made up as I went along.

This sweater is not completely fair isle. The part that is fair isle is the row of purple sailboats at the top.

1 comment:

  1. I totally love those socks! What beauties! My knitting extends to plain or stripes at the mo....some day I'll get round to trying this :-)