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Old 06-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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I think this may be my next hat
I have never knitted Fair Isle before and think this may be a good place to start:

http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p...owcontent.aspx

I have read that in order to do Fair Isle, you need to use the English style of knitting. Is this true? I would imagine there is an instructional video on this site for Fair Isle.

This hat is especially beautiful when viewed from the top. Fortunately I am so short that it would be easy for most to see the top of it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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And in case you have trouble downloading, here is another link:

http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/110254.aspx
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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Cute hat. No, it's not true that you have to learn English knitting. I learned to knit English for color work but you don't have to. http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/pl...color-knitting Amy shows a couple of different ways, one of which doesn't involve English style at all. I'm still working on getting the tension thing down, I hope it goes faster for you.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:28 AM   #4
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I work stranded knitting all with my right hand. Some people use both, some use just they're left. Do whatever you're most comfortable with.

I think the main thing you have to do is to stretch out the stitches that are at the right tip frequently to keep from the color changes from bunching up.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:34 PM   #5
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In spite of a recent stranded project that went south, I like this method of doing fair isle knitting. But by all means, look around at some videos and find a method that works well for you.

Cute hat! Hope you don't have the problem I did (the stranded color on back showed through when the hat was stretched--i.e., worn). I'm not sure how I could have prevented this, which is rather disheartening (perhaps I did something wrong?). At any rate, the method I used for knitting it was great!
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