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Old 08-16-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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a beginners faire isle?
hey whatws a good starter faire isle pattern? i like this

but is that a good one to start? probably not because i like it!
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:44 AM   #2
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I don't think about what makes a good starter project. I don't test the waters, I just jump in. Think of it this way...maybe your first hat won't be perfect. But the second one will! I love the hat too. Make what you love and you will keep trying until you've got it.

I've yet to do a fair isle project. I've got a plaid pattern that is a must knit for me. So, I'm jumping in...I'll have it figured out before the end of the project.
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Old 08-16-2006, 02:47 AM   #3
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Cool hat!! I haven't tried Fair Isle yet either, but I agree with Liliyarn...go for it!!

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Old 08-16-2006, 11:40 AM   #4
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I say go for it!

That hat was my first time working with fair isle and DPNs... probably my 3rd knitting project. It was challenging enough to keep my interest, but not so hard I wanted to give up.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:51 AM   #5
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Oh - nice! Where did you find that pattern?
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:37 PM   #6
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Go for it! It's only two colors, a great way to get started (says she who has never fair isled in her life LOL)!
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:58 PM   #7
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I think you should go for it. I tried Fair Isle once and loved it. It's only two colors after all, and I'm sure you can do it
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Old 08-16-2006, 02:19 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Liliyarn
I don't think about what makes a good starter project. I don't test the waters, I just jump in.
Ditto!! I say go for it. The worst that can happen is that you learn something... and that's not all that bad, is it?
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Old 08-16-2006, 03:22 PM   #9
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Remember: It's just knitting. There are no knitting police. Nobody will die if you misread a chart or purl when you should have knit. Yarn can be rescued, projects can be restarted, fit can be altered, all mistakes can be banished. All you have to do is unravel and try again.
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Old 08-17-2006, 04:16 PM   #10
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Great hat! Me too, love to know where you found the pattern. :D

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