First Fair Isle

I do believe that my Briar Rose sweater has created a monster.  I can barely find room in my brain for sewing because of all the knitting projects fighting for space in there.  The pattern Star Charm Cardigan from  Grading up was easy because all it took was a switch from fingering to sport weight yarn.  I have just finished the fair isle for the left front side.  This was my first attempt at fair isle.  My initial impression is that while I like the finished look, I don’t actually enjoy the knitting.  I am a tight knitter and I had to really pay close attention to my tension and make sure it stayed loose enough.  This is the first new knitting skill that I haven’t loved on first try.  I loved both lace and cables at first try.  We’ll see if I feel better about the right side.


About andreahg

I'm a stay-at-home wife and mom to two boys, a cat and two rough collies. I love to sew and knit with vintage patterns, primarly from the WWII era.
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3 Responses to First Fair Isle

  1. Tasha says:

    Looks great, especially for your first try at stranding! Stranded knitting takes some practice. You may find you enjoy it more on projects in the round, like say a hat, versus patterns where you knit it flat. Those purl rows can be a bit more tough since you can’t see what you’re doing as easily.

    I knit that cardigan too. 🙂

  2. angie.a says:

    It looks lovely. I wish I had the patience to learn to knit!

  3. sewvintage says:

    Ha, I experienced the same effect! Ever since I joined Tashas knitalong I only think of knitting. Your Fair Isle trials looks good, I wish I had the confidence to start something like that.

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