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Olha 10-22-2011 05:53 PM

FO: Fair Isle Ukrainian Motif hat
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 :)

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

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Originally Posted by salmonmac (Post 1332017)
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:


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!

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