Some free acrylic yarn, a free pattern from Ravelry and watching some YouTube clips and I was ready to start my first Fair Isle knit!
I made some mistakes along the way…
A weird hole, not sure what happened here
I didn’t carry my pink yarn when I was doing the all purple rows, I just carried it up to the next mixed row.
You can see on the bottom rows of pink that the chevrons are much tighter, that is before I switched to holding it in my left hand. Once I switched to continental for my pink I was flying and it knitted up pretty quickly.
I am usually a tight knitter but I was consciously trying to knit loose…but when I got to the end of my purple 50g ball I started to knit ‘normally’ and so there’s a tighter row half way up the hat. This hat is too small for me anyway, perhaps I’ll give it away to someone with a small headed child!
What I learned…
- Using continental knitting for my accent yarn and English for my main colour works well for me
- I need to concentrate on keeping plain rows the same tension
- Its easier than I had thought!