12/10/2015

Needlecraft - Knit, 5 Folksy Fair Isles

12/10/2015
Needlecrafts - Knit - 5 Folksy Fair Isles
Free patterns for all 5 garments | read further for link(s) under each image
Time to reinvent the traditional, old-time styles for bright, contemporary counterparts that will have you reaching for your needles this winter.
Fair Isle knits are definitely on our fashion radar right now. Traditional Scottish pattern - multicolored bands of geometric shapes rendered in sizzling colors.
The cardigan and pullover styles in sophisticated color palettes and modern silhouettes have a more bohemian flavor, definitely what's in-store these days.
So check out the 5 colorful picks that made the cut!.
Look for helpful videos which show easy techniques for knitting fair isle bands with 2 colors and how to deal with long floats.
From classic double knitting to worsted yarn weights, there are five easy pieces to consider for your wardrobe.
1. Electric Avenue Pullover | free pattern available here
2. Mellow Yellow Pullover | free pattern available here
3. Flower Power Cardigan | free pattern available here
4. A Whiter Shade of Pale Cardigan | free pattern available here
5. Summer in the City | free pattern available here
Tips and Techniques for Fair Isle Knitting | Carrying and Trapping Floats


Click on images of past posts featuring traditional fair isle patterns

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Happy Knitting!

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