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Free Fair Isle Sachet Patterns

 A million thanks to KnitPicks for these adorable knit sachets. If you want to learn color work, this is a perfect way to give it a go. The designer is Anna Davis. The pattern is a part of their 12 weeks of gifting. Enjoy!

 

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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.

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Knit Night At The Library (Not)

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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.

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My First Fair Isle Project

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The free pattern is available at http://www.lionbrand.com

 

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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.