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Olha
10-22-2011, 05:53 PM
This hat was inspired by Ukrainian motif of a traditional hand embroidered shirt. Well, you could also say that it was inspired by my husband who asked for a 'Ukrainian hat' :) It's my first Fair Isle design. Oh, I learned to knit English style to be able to carry colours in two hands. It's still somewhat awkward and my floats are not floating as freely as they should but I was too excited to finish and just couldn't stop knitting :)

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6236/6269985689_90df07d619.jpg

salmonmac
10-23-2011, 08:37 AM
Olha, this is another beautifully knit hat and a great fair isle success. Did you graph the design first?

auburnchick
10-23-2011, 03:07 PM
Ohhhhh...lovely!! You do beautiful work! :inlove:

Olha
10-23-2011, 07:18 PM
Did you graph the design first?

Thanks, and yes, I did. Originally, it's was a cross stitch pattern from a shirt. But it was changed quite a bit to accommodate for two colours in a row. And in general, to look more pronounced.

Antares
10-23-2011, 08:48 PM
Beautiful! I can't see a thing wrong with it personally!!!

ArtLady1981
10-24-2011, 04:47 PM
Oh it looks soooo good! Great work! Fair Isle knitting is my most challenging type of knitting. It's all about how to carry the tension for the strands on the back! Very tricky! You seem to have it down pat!

JudyD
10-25-2011, 07:14 AM
Love the hat! I envy your skill...

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

Olha
10-25-2011, 09:23 AM
Aw, thanks. You are sweet :)

ETA: I envy your patience to knit blankets and people size sweaters :)

Jaxhil
10-26-2011, 10:31 PM
Absolutely wonderful! I love it! I'm wanting to knit a navy blue and creamy white snowflake hat, so this is particularly inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Olha
10-26-2011, 11:00 PM
Thanks! And good luck with your project!

elizabeth89
11-09-2011, 06:57 AM
Gorgeous!! Fair isle has always been my favorite style.

nonny2t
11-09-2011, 08:11 AM
What a terrific hat!!! I am sure he loves it.:inlove:

MerigoldinWA
11-10-2011, 03:03 PM
Very nice hat! :cheering: I'll bet your husband was very pleased with the result. Your stranded work looks very smooth.

Jan in CA
11-10-2011, 03:16 PM
Oh I missed this! It's gorgeous!:inlove: