Fair Isle knitter

My first excursion to the Fair Isle style of knitting produced this jumper in red and blues.

It is said that the women of the Scottish islands used to knit wherever they went – while walking, doing chores, having a chat with the neighbour. Once you are used to the pattern, it can be done without paying too much attention. All patterns are wonderfully mathematically logical, and in every row you only ever work with two colours.

Still, it took me my utmost attention, and despite this I made a few errors. The good thing is, you can’t see them in the whirl of colour.

The jumper turned out perfect – beautifully warm and yet light.



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