I took an Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting class at Warm n Fuzzy a few weeks ago. This hat was the pattern that we learned techniques by knitting. I’m not terribly thrilled with my color choices, but the hat turned out well enough.
The yarn is Quince and Co. Chickadee, which is a sport weight wool. Very squishy and warm.
The finished doily ended up being about 3 feet across, so more of a table covering than the small doily that I expected.
It’s a turtle cozy. A TURTLE COZY!!!
In Rotterdam a woman has been knitting sweaters since 1955. More than 550, in fact, all lovingly tucked away in her home. Recently she was honored with one of the happiest, most colorful flashmobs I’ve ever seen. Every sweater you see was knit by her. Flashmob Truien van Loes
Cake vs Crafts
Dessert and knitting. How can you go wrong?
I went to an “Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting” class at Warm ‘N Fuzzy in Cary, NC this weekend. It was fantastic. I started working on a four color hat, and learned some great tricks for:
I already knew the basics, but these tips are going to make future projects much faster and more enjoyable.
I can knit at the movie theater tonight, right?
I am going to knit these. THIS IS HAPPENING.
Folkloric Fair Isle Matryoshka Pillow by Betsy Farquhar
Knitted with Cascade Heritage wool and Claudia Hand-painted silk/wool blend.
I knitted this pillow case for my amazing friend Leah, who loves Matroyshka dolls. I’m very pleased with how it turned out (blocking worked wonders), but the pattern was abysmal to read. For a purchased pattern, I expected better.
Once I got the chart all figured out and corrected though, it knits up quite prettily.