Friday, August 31, 2012

Fair Isle…or not

What do you make when you have 1oz of 20 different colors? Fair Isle! The only problem is that Fair Isle is best used with a stretchy yarn that is forgiving of the long floats across the back. Silk is not stretchy at all. But I am willing to give it a try because what else can I do with 20 one oz skeins?

The other option would be to do a honeycomb stitch similar to these mittens my sister knitted for me a couple years ago.

I think I will have to make something that doesn’t need to be fitted or to stretch to wear. A simple tube would work best – maybe a hood tube or tube hood. I don’t know, I will do some sketching. 

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