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blueeyes28
07-24-2007, 07:28 AM
Does anyone know of any really quick patterns like a baby sweater or something?

callagain
07-24-2007, 08:56 AM
This is what I've selected to try my hand at it...it is next in line to be cast on. It may or not be true fair isle, but it'll give the stranding experience I'm looking for.

http://www.knitscene.com/2007/fall07web_projects.asp

and here's a couple of articles from Knitting Daily that are of interest:

http://www.knittingdaily.com/posts/tops/130-1.html

http://www.knittingdaily.com/posts/bags/131-1.html

Jan in CA
07-24-2007, 06:34 PM
If you haven't done fair isle / stranded knitting before I suggest you view this tutorial and make the little bag. I did and it helped tremendously. Once you have mastered the technique you can do most anything.

You'll need IE to view the video
http://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Streamingvideo.htm

redheadrachel
07-24-2007, 09:47 PM
I used the tutorial from Jan in CA's link, and it helped me tremendously! My first Fair Isle was the Fake Isle Hat from KPC, and I definitely highly recommend it as a first fair isle project, as it's fairly simple and highly rewarding :) Good luck!!