There are certain styles and patterns that jump out at us when we see them.
This is definitely one of those designs. The moment I laid eyes on it, I knew this was a project I would be knitting.
No buttoning brings comfort foremost, just easy wrapping of the wide shawl collar makes it deliciously cosy for the fall season.
Fair isle banding up the shawl collar provides interest, giving you the opportunity to practise colorwork, go crazy with mismatched designs or more sensibly with matching sides.
Any shawl collared design can be easily modified to achieve this look. Widening the "collar" at the front by actually adding stitches to the fronts or just patterning the actual shawl area.
Several free patterns and suggestions given below give you an idea of how to accomplish this.
Weight of yarn is not a factor unless you wish to achieve a more traditional type of fair isle look.
Think of the basic sweater done in a chunkier yarn and the shawl worked in a finer yarn like a shawl or scarf attached to the sweater fronts.
Ideal for any season or yarn type, this design can work in cotton, solid or tweeded wools. Let your imagination run wild!
Read further to see for free patterns and tips on yarn dominance when knitting with color.
Sample charts | Pinterest
The charts above are just a couple found on Pinterest
Type in fair isle charts into the search box and you will be sure to find different types and sizes of charts.