I decided to try fair isle. This is my first real attempt at it. I think it looks ok. There's some slight pulling, but when it's on, it's not noticeable. I'm going to block it and see if that helps the visual side of the puckering. Blocking is a gift from the gods, so it might just work. My one big complaint is that the hat is a bit tall. I thought I was supposed to knit a ribbed edge. Obviously, I was mistaken. I will definately make this pattern again. And I will no longer shy away from fair isle, either. It was a tanglely good time!
Here's the pattern
. It's a PDF, just to warn ya. I did it in black Cascade 220. The tan is Patons True North. You have no idea how much I loved this yarn. Too bad they don't make it anymore.
I started a pair of mittens for The Boy-
I have to frog them though, they are too tiny. My kid has some big hands.
(We had our first snow of the season. It was a slight dusting, plus some freezing rain. I'm so ready for April already.)
And I finished a Korknisser
(don't ask me how to say it, I have NO idea....Or what it means, for that matter.)
Super quick knit. I'll be making an army's worth.