I have a growing love for fair isle (aka stranded) knitting. Earlier in the week, after finishing my Birthday Shawl, I cast on Selbu Modern by Kate Gagnon Osborn (pictured above). Knitting a fair isle project was on my crafty new year’s resolutions list, so to start on the first day of the new year was very pleasing. Selbu Modern is a lovely 2 colour hat knitted in fingering weight yarn. It’s a free pattern although the author requests charity donations in lieu of payment.
Fair isle is not difficult. The charts are easy to read and if you use stitch markers between pattern repeats, it’s even easier. What’s tricky is getting the tension right. I am still learning about this so I doubt this project will be anywhere near perfect. But if it looks good from a distance then I am happy. The knitting is slow going as I am yet to master the 2 handed approach, but there’s time for that. Thanks to Liz Fisher for sharing this Knit Picks helpsheet on the iMake Facebook group: ColorKnitting.
So today’s ‘Things I Like Thursday’ is dedicated to wonderful fair isle knitting patterns. The links below are all Ravelry patterns. Enjoy…
♥ Setesdal Love Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn (pictured below)
Photo credits: used with permission from Kelbourne Woolens, all rights reserved.