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PurpleDolphinGirl 11-05-2013 01:50 AM

Braving FairIsle? Maybe??
 
If I'm brave enough to make the attempt...does anyone have a recommendation for a good first fair isle pattern to try? Nothing overly tricky, I just want to see if I can actually do it. Either flat or in the round is fine...unless you all think one method is a bit easier to learn with. Any other advice for attempting this feat would be welcomed too!

Jan in CA 11-05-2013 02:00 AM

My recommendation is to start by watching this video and doing the sample project. I started that way and it's the best thing I did. Now this is the way I do fair isle all the time.
https://www.philosopherswool.com/Pag...andedvideo.htm

PurpleDolphinGirl 11-05-2013 03:00 PM

Thanks, but I don't have that kind of money to toss around. Sadly it will be at least another year before we have "play" money of any sort...any freebie links out there that you could recommend?

RochesterKnitter 11-05-2013 03:19 PM

https://www.philosopherswool.com/Pag...andedvideo.htm

The link you were given IS free. Watch the video. You don't need to purchase anything, or worry about the 3rd and 4th stitch.

Jan in CA 11-05-2013 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PurpleDolphinGirl (Post 1389335)
Thanks, but I don't have that kind of money to toss around. Sadly it will be at least another year before we have "play" money of any sort...any freebie links out there that you could recommend?

Money? It's just a video link about two handed fair isle and a sample project which is free. I'm confused because I never bought anything.

GrumpyGramma 11-05-2013 04:58 PM

Look for
Quote:

Why not try the 'Sampler Purse Pattern' to practise the technique.
and click it for the free pattern.

Jan in CA 11-05-2013 05:39 PM

Here's the free sampler pattern that goes with the video
https://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/SamplerPurse.htm

DogCatMom 11-05-2013 10:35 PM

https://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/SamplerPurse.htm says "scraps of yarn." It's the sampler project in the beginner video.

Yes, the "show-off display project" is the Coat, but no one here would inflict that on a beginner! :)

Becky Morgan 11-05-2013 11:07 PM

I don't do the two-handed thing. What works for me is carrying one yarn over my index finger and the other over the middle. YMMV, of course.
Fair Isle really is not hard (and that's a cute little purse!)

GrumpyGramma 11-05-2013 11:17 PM

Becky just made an important point: There is no one right way to do it.


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