My First Fair Isle Project Completed

img_0390I am so happy with the way this tam turned out. The pattern was easy to follow and the video tutorial was a great added bonus. It wasn’t difficult at all. What it required was my attention. I couldn’t listen to an audio book with this project. I like mindless knitting so, not sure if Fair Isle will be my thing. I do, however love the results. Take a look. Also, my beloved Pyrex bowls make an appearance.


Knit Night At The Library (Not)



Knit night at the library turned into “There’s a lecture downstairs  on de cluttering your life.Wanna go?” So, that’s what we did on Tuesday.  I began my first Fair Isle project on Wednesday instead. I’m using wool ease and Patons classic wool. The contrast isn’t as great as I would like, however, I wanted to use what I had in my stash. I’m putting what I learned at the lecture to use. So, my tam will be a subdued, heathery Fair Isle.

It’s going well so far. I’m working on chart #1 right now. I’m a continental knitter and using both hands is a little awkward, but I’ll get used to it.


My First Fair Isle Project

The free pattern is available at


Look at all the color possibilities.

In June of last year, the Eastern Long Island Knitting Guild had a members teaching members night. I signed up for two sessions. The two were, learning color work and knitting cables without a cable needle. This week I will start an actual project with what I learned in the color work session.  Now, I’m not sure how much I remember from way back then and that’s where Nancy comes in. She is in my Tuesday night knitting group and is familiar with reading color work charts.

I selected Gretchen’s Easy Tam as my first project. It’s a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarns. There is also a video tutorial by Iknits on YouTube.

I’m itching to start my hat. I’ll wait until Tuesday though and will post about it on Wednesday. Let’s see if it’s a s easy as it’s title says.