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kkatt82
10-22-2007, 03:32 PM
I completed my first Fair Isle FO today... a simple hat, knit flat then seamed together with mattress stitch along the back.

Here's me "modeling" it:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/kkatt82/Goodies/P1000405.jpg

And a closeup of the pattern:
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/kkatt82/Goodies/P1000402.jpg

I think I could have gotten my stitches a little more even but its not too bad for my first try I think.

It was done in Vanna's Choice yarn... I didn't want to splurge for something that I could have possibly screwed up royally :lol

slightly addicted to yarn
10-22-2007, 03:36 PM
That is a lovely hat - well done too on your first fair isle attempt - good idea to start small!

MellieThePooh
10-22-2007, 03:39 PM
Pretty!

Jan in CA
10-22-2007, 06:50 PM
I love the colors! It's really beautiful! Did you make up the pattern?

Newfygirl
10-22-2007, 06:52 PM
That is amazing for your first Fair Isle. Great job!

kkatt82
10-22-2007, 06:54 PM
I love the colors! It's really beautiful! Did you make up the pattern?


I made up the pattern for the hat but the fair isle pattern was pulled directly from Vogue's Stitchionary 3 (http://www.amazon.com/Vogue-Knitting-Stitchionary-Three-Dictionary/dp/1933027029)... I absolutely LOVE the stitch patterns in that book :)

mks22300
10-22-2007, 06:56 PM
Great job!!

callmesusan
10-22-2007, 07:07 PM
:flirt: I love your hat!!
Awesome knitting going on there! :yay: Fair Isle is on my list that, sigh, is simply too long. I think I shall put it at the top of my queue. You inspire me so. :thumbsup:

Suziblues
10-22-2007, 07:58 PM
PRETTY!

Thats really nice work :thumbsup:

Knitting_Guy
10-22-2007, 08:16 PM
That's a heckuva lot better than I could have done. Great job.

knitgal
10-22-2007, 08:23 PM
Wow! Great job and I love the colours. Fair Isle is so intimidating, kudos to you for successfully attempting it!

MerigoldinWA
10-22-2007, 08:36 PM
It looks really good on. I love the colors you used in the color work, they look great together.

MaleKnitter
10-22-2007, 10:20 PM
If you had not mentioned it being your first fair isle project, I would not have known, you did an excellent job

ah
10-22-2007, 10:24 PM
Looks great!

Slim
10-23-2007, 07:56 AM
Oh, it's beautiful! I love the colors you chose! I can't believe that's your first stranded project -- I'm very impressed.

dustinac
10-23-2007, 08:48 AM
:happydance:Very cute!! It looks great... and I love the colors...

ekgheiy
10-23-2007, 09:43 AM
You go girl!! It looks really nice!! :thumbsup:

momwolf
10-23-2007, 11:30 AM
http://ak.webfetti.com/assets/3dani/1/66.gif on first stranded hat pattern

mwedzi
10-23-2007, 11:45 AM
That is very pretty! I want one. Wish it could fit over my hair.

lauraknits
10-23-2007, 11:52 AM
Great job! And you did it flat rather than in the round, that's even harder!

KnitClickChick
10-23-2007, 09:33 PM
Great job!! I wish I could muster the courage to try Fair Isle.

KnittingNat
10-24-2007, 12:54 AM
Pretty :thumbsup: Great Fair isle job:cheering:

monzogary
10-25-2007, 09:29 AM
Cute hat and good job on the Fair Isle.

Ronda
10-26-2007, 07:50 AM
:cheering: :cheering: I think the stitches look very even. The colors are great. I'm really impressed!