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Socks and Fair Isle Fun April 7, 2009

Posted by cheryl in Cheryl, Fair Isle, Mittens, Queued Up, Socks.
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Cheryl says… When I started knitting I had absolutely NO interest in making socks, but I’ve since become quite the fanatic.  And how could I not?

Have you seen the gorgeous sock yarns out there?

Loverly.

These beauties were all taken from knitpicks.  I’ll have two in every colour, please.

My Spring Forward Socks are more or less complete (Sock #1 is 100% done, Sock #2 is well on its way). I’m not happy with the way I grafted the toe on Sock #1 but, for a first attempt, it’s OK.

Emily has started a pair of socks in the most beautiful blue yarn. I can’t wait until she finishes them. They’re going to look great!

I’m also working on a pair of Bella’s Mittens. Mitten #1 will be completed tonight. I know Emily’s said it before, but I’ll reiterate: This pattern is a dream. It knits up quickly, it’s easy to follow and the finished product is 100% amazing goodness.

For my next project, I’m going to delve into the world of fair isle knitting. I’ve dabbled in it in the past, and I’ve always loved the effect. I’m going to start with this (relatively) simple pattern.

Behold, a picture of what I will aim to make:

Although I think I will do a bit of modding. I don’t like the long ribbing at the bottom. I may just shorten it, or extend the fair isle pattern. We shall see.

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1. marri - April 7, 2009

first of all – aww, you ladies are too sweet!

secondly – those fair isle mitts look awesome! just dive in!

2. Carrie Burns - April 16, 2009

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