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Jenelle
08-20-2006, 07:32 PM
I've been wanting to try fair isle for awhile, and I finally tried it! :happydance: It's my own design for it. I used size US 10 needles, with a chunky weight yarn. I can't wait to start another! :teehee:

If you are wondering what the little pattern is, it's the pac-man ghosts.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i283/Knitting-Nelly/100_6741.jpg

Ingrid
08-20-2006, 07:34 PM
Jenelle!! You did a wonderful job! Congrats! :cheering: :cheering:

KnittyKitty
08-20-2006, 07:35 PM
Looks really good! :inlove: I'd say an excellent first try. I'd love to try it too but no idea where to start :shrug:

Lisa

Amber
08-20-2006, 08:12 PM
That's really cool! Great job!

Danielle
08-20-2006, 08:29 PM
Great job! :yay:

rebecca
08-20-2006, 09:49 PM
Most excellent job :yay: WTG :blooby:

gardenmommy
08-20-2006, 10:32 PM
Great job!

psammeadred
08-20-2006, 10:32 PM
Great job!

Elza_B
08-20-2006, 10:57 PM
Ohh.. it's soooo very gorgeous! Do you think you can post the pattern? My nephew would flip if I knit the hat for him - he was a pac man addict when he was small.

craftymom
08-20-2006, 11:00 PM
That is awesome! You are very talented!

geekgolightly
08-20-2006, 11:10 PM
jenelle! i love it so much and im in awe that you just jumped in and made your own pattern. :cheering: :cheering: the pac men ghosts are cute

Jan in CA
08-21-2006, 12:32 AM
That hat is awesome, Jenelle!!

KristiMetz
08-21-2006, 12:39 AM
That looks fabulous!

Mama Bear
08-21-2006, 04:06 AM
Great job!

Oh man.. does that hat take me back... about 25 years!

Mama Bear

Angelia
08-21-2006, 07:18 AM
Love it!! Congrats on your first fair isle project!! :cheering: :cheering:

gimmesanity
08-21-2006, 09:23 AM
Very cool! It came out great!

Pink Dandelion
08-21-2006, 09:44 AM
Awesome!!

I still haven't braved fairisle knitting yet :oo:

Jenelle
08-21-2006, 06:03 PM
Thank you everyone for the compliments! :D



Ohh.. it's soooo very gorgeous! Do you think you can post the pattern? My nephew would flip if I knit the hat for him - he was a pac man addict when he was small.

I was thinking about coming up with a pattern, since it was so easy. I'll come up with it tonight and post it here. :)

janelanespaintbrush
08-21-2006, 06:07 PM
I recognized the ghosts before I even read what they were! Too cute! :yay:

Pixywhispers
08-21-2006, 08:16 PM
Jenelle! That is sooo cute! You are so talented! I knew exactly what they were!

My son loves it too!

nanonette
08-26-2006, 09:17 AM
Too cool!!! Perfect fit!! :cheering:

jamadian75
08-26-2006, 09:44 AM
That hat looks GREAT! :cheering:

Good for you braving fair isle and designing in the same project!

mamabeth
08-26-2006, 12:15 PM
LOL That's cute! My first thought was..those look like that PacMan ghosts! :-)

Mer
08-27-2006, 03:21 PM
Great job! Those are so cute. :cheering:

noejusti
08-27-2006, 07:17 PM
Oh my goodness. You are awesome! I have been trying to get up the nerve to do a sweater from the newest Vogue Knitting which involves different lines of Fair Isle, but I'm a chicken. You have given me the courage to do a basic pattern first, I don't know if I could design something myself, though. Your knitting is so even, great work!

spooky
08-28-2006, 12:51 AM
Oh I love it !!!!!!!! Very nice nice nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jenelle
08-28-2006, 05:35 PM
Thank you all for the comments! :muah:

I was going to work on creating a pattern for this tomorrow, but since I was bored, I created it this afternoon. :happydance:

Pac-Man Ghost Hat

Materials:
MC-Bernat Softee Chunky in Black
CC-Phentex "Chunky" in Saxe Blue
US 10(6mm) 16" circular needles

Pattern:

Cast on 90 stitches with the MC and mark the beggining.
Knit for 12 rounds.
Switch to CC and knit for 2 rounds.
Switch back to MC and knit for two rounds.
Follow the chart pattern:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i283/Knitting-Nelly/pacmanghostgraph.gif

Switch to MC and knit for two rounds.
Switch to CC and knit for two rounds.
Switch back to MC and knit for about 2 inches.

Start decreases with MC.

*knit 6, k2tog* across.
Knit the next round.
*knit 5, k2tog* across.
Knit the next round.
*knit 4, k2tog* across.
Knit the next round.
*knit 3, k2tog* across.
Knit the next round.
*knit 2, k2tog* across.
Knit the next round.
*knit 1, k2tog* across.
Knit the next round.
*k2tog across.
Cut yarn and weave in through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.



If there is anything that I can do to make this pattern better, please tell me! And if you need any help, please ask! :D

Elza_B
08-29-2006, 10:49 AM
Jenelle! Thank you so much for the pattern! :hug: I've been wanting to try a fair isle. I will get on it as soon as I get the yarns from my LYS. I will tell you how it goes!

spooky
08-29-2006, 10:59 AM
Thank you THank you for the hat pattern !!! Gonna try it once I can get the yarn to make it.

Jenelle
08-29-2006, 08:07 PM
I'm glad you both want to try it! :cheering:

A little tip though.. I found it easier to hold the yarns both english and continental. Much much easier to knit it than having to drop one color, knit a stitch, drop that, pic up the other color, and repeating it.

mks22300
08-29-2006, 08:13 PM
Jenelle, your hat is fantastic!! :cheering: