Saturday, March 15, 2008
Fair Isle, I have conquered thee!
Non-knitters may not understand, but I am inordinately proud of this baby-sized hat.
I taught myself to knit Continental so I could do Fair Isle with one color in each hand. After a few minutes practice, I cast on in two colors of leftover sock yarn, not expecting them to look good together, and not expecting to actually like my first attempt. I wasn’t even planning to finish it, honestly! The crafting gods were smiling upon me: Not only did the colors look all autumny and wonderful together, but my tension seems just fine. It doesn’t pucker at all.
It’s Tam C, unblocked, and I don’t know if it’s the blocking or the gauge but it’s definitely not tam-shaped.