Wednesday 12 February 2014

Adventures with Fair Isle

 I've always wanted to try Fair Isle knitting, so I'm now teaching myself with a view to creating a Fair Isle themed jewellery collection at some point later this year. Although I've got a punch card knitting machine that allows me to create similar pieces, I wanted to know how it's done by hand, so I can then decide what direction to take the collection.

 These samples were my first attempts- I did get myself tied up in knots a bit at first and they're not the neatest pieces at the moment, but I am enjoying it- I find stranding the yarns quite therapeutic! I set myself the goal of challenging myself and also learning new skills this year, so this is my start on that!

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