View Full Version : Designs from purls?

11-18-2007, 10:02 PM
Hey everyone. Know how in Fair Isle, you make the design with the contrasting color? Can you do a similar thing (though definitely not standing out as much) from purl bumps? Like put purls instead of the other color? Would you still see the pattern?

11-18-2007, 10:07 PM
Oh wait, that's pretty much what Guernseys are, isn't it?
Guess my questions today aren't too bright... sorry :/

Jan in CA
11-18-2007, 10:20 PM
:teehee: I guess you're right, I wouldn't have thought of it right away either.

11-18-2007, 11:55 PM
Yes you can do that.

11-19-2007, 01:58 AM
You can do that. You can also do the contrasting color in purl stitches. That's pretty much what a Bohus sweater is, but with more deeply involved patterns with 3 colors in each row.