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Winter Trio

from Practical knits for the everyday knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Winter Trio
Winter Trio
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Winter Trio

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • work with dpn's
  • basic knowledge of Fair Isle

Pattern Description:

Beginning Fair Isle
Sock yarn

The perfect first time Fair Isle project. Choose between the hat, fingerless gloves or the sock.
Sock is written in both traditional double pointed needle method and Magic Loop method.

Pictures shown in Frog Tree Pediboo

Copyright 2010 Lisa Ellis Designs


7 sts = 1" in St st using larger needles
(28 sts = 10cm)
8.5 sts = 1" in Fair Isle using larger needles
(34 sts = 10cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat: 20 1/2" circumference relaxed
  • Socks: 9 1/2" circumference
  • Gauntlets: cuff 8.5 (9.5), hand: 7.5(7.75)"


  • Hat: 150 yds of A, 25 yds of B, 45 yds of C
  • Socks: 400 yds of A, 10 yds of B, 20 yds of C
  • Gauntlets: 100 yds of A, 10 yds of B 20 yd of C
  • Socks: US 1 dpn's or 40" circular needles
  • Hat and Gauntlets: US 2 dpn's
  • Hat only: US 2 16-inch circular needles