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Fair Isle Ski Hat


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Basic two-colour Fair Isle requires no new techniques beyond the basic stitch. At each stitch, there are two available "active" colours of yarn; one is drawn through to make the stitch, and the other is simply held behind the piece, carried as a loose strand of yarn behind the just-made stitch. The pattern is written to include 2 methods of knitting. The first method is the traditional Fair Isle method (Knit in the round on 4 double pointed knitting needles. Seamless) The second method is worked flat using 2 needles, with a back seam. The pattern is a lot easier than it looks. The design began as part of a research project, but, whilst I was busy knitting my DH decided he quite liked this little number and after I'd finished the sample, I too decided I quite liked this little number.....and added a Pom Pom.....;-) The pattern takes very little yarn. I've stated 50grams of each of the 3 colours used in the pattern instructions, but, I'm quite sure it will only need 25grams of each colour. (Better to be safe than sorry) The pattern is written with charts for the 4 fair isle stripes of colour. Now I just need a Ski slope:) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on, knit, purl, rib, stranding techniques GAUGE 22 Stitches and 30 Rows to 10cm, 4in over stocking stitch using 4mm knitting needles, or the needle size required to give the correct tension SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size to fit an average adult head. 58cm. 23 inch COLORWAY Yarn A: Cream. Yarn B: Khaki. Yarn C: Black

Supplies Needed

  • DK Yarn. 50 grams of each of the 3 colours.
  • 150 grams in total
  • 1 pair of 4mm (UK8-US6) Knitting Needles

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Knitwear Designer, Wife and Mother. Lectured in Fashion and Knitwear and worked internationally as a designer since 1970. Designs include collections published for Stylecraft and the UK Handknitting Association. Currently organising and running How to knit workshops in Leeds, West Yorkshire. UK Married to the fabulous Grump for 29 years. 2 fabulous adult children. 1 stunningly beautiful daughter in law, one stunningly beautiful granddaughter. A lover of life, knitting and everything every day has to offer.