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bhagins 11-09-2010 04:28 PM

HELP w/ Fair Isle knitting pattern!
I found this great pattern that I want to work with for the holidays:

But Ive never done Fair Isle knitting (which doesn't seem that hard) and this pattern has thrown me for a loop. As you can see from the chart at the bottom, lines 1 - 7 and 10 - 12 have 19 stitches and 8 - 9 have 20. Also you cast on 132 stitches which 19 nor 20 factor into. So how many repeats should there be, or should I even read this chart to begin with. All I can tell is that the solid blocks are the CC and the O blocks are the MC. Some please help im really stuck.

Ingrid 11-09-2010 10:44 PM

Every repeat has 20 stitches. The lines just didn't print in the chart. Imagine that the lines are there and you'll be fine.


At the end of the last repeat one extra square is to be worked in the contrast color at the end of each round.
I don't know if you saw this part of the pattern, but it doesn't seem to fit, either.

I agree about the count. If you have 132 stitches and 20 stitches per repeat, you don't come out even, even with the extra stitch at the end of the round.

I think I'd cast on the 132 for the ribbing and then increase on the next round to 140 and work 7 repeats.

kmaclean 11-10-2010 10:13 AM

I was watching to see if someone would be able to provide an answer to this question ... when I looked at it I couldn't make sense of the stitch count either and it was driving me nuts! Thanks for the advice Ingrid! :muah:

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