RHRachel that hat is gorgeeeeous! Aw geez now I want to knit one :rollseyes:
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Woohoo, I'm glad people are joining. And IronMaiden, because I saw you were looking for a good first Fair Isle and I kind of hoped you'd join this. lol
Yes, you read the chart from right to left, bottom to top. It makes sense if you just think of reading the chart the way you knit, starting at the right. And then you just keep working that same line of the chart until you reach the end of the row, then start the next row of chart with the next row of stitches.
Hello =) I am so excited about this hat! So far it has knit up sooo fast! Right now I am on row 9 in chart 1 and I just started yesterday!! I will work more on it tonight and hopefully finish it this weekend! The one thing that I am finding is that I like working with the size 6 needle. I have always worked in larger needles thinking they would be easier to handle, but I am finding I like the 6's =) I will post a pic later of my progress!! Can't wait to see everyone elses!
Yeah, it's so funny how you get so used to the certain size needle, and when you begin another project it's so awkward/uncomfortable. I knit this poncho in Size 15s once, and then everything else seemed to be SO SMALL and knit up SOOO slowly. Now I'm doing socks on size 2's, and so when I start working on my hats again, the 6s seem gigantic! lol
Wow, everyone's looks great!! If the smaller hat seems REALLY small, maybe you should check to see if you're not pulling the yarn that you're carrying in the back a little too tight. I know that a lot of beginning Fair Isle knitters have a bit of a problem with pulling the yarn too tight and it becomes a little puckery (mine is a tiny little bit, but it's not too bad - actually the hat might have been too loose if I had loosened up any of my yarn.) Apparently the trick is to keep the stitches on your right needle (the ones you've already worked for the row) spaced how they will be in the finished piece. Don't stretch them out really far on the right side or that will make the backside too loose and loopy, and don't bunch them up because you will make it too tight and puckery as you weave in the yarn on the WS. I've been told just to not "overthink it", that the natural spacing will help it look the best.
I wasn't aware it can be a big problem on my first hat, so on my second one I'm going to make sure and concentrate on regular, even spacing.