OK, I've watched the video, and it was fascinating, but I'm still not sure how to incorporate that into 3 color knitting.
I have the pattern in front of me -- the 3 colors are only used in one row. It's a 3 stitch border - Green, White, Red ... then a 6-stitch repeat -- Green, Red, White, Green, White, Red (repeated 9 times, I think .. see follow up question below) ... then a 3 stitch border -- Green, White, Red
So there are 2 stitches between each green stitch, and 3 stitches between the white and reds during the repeat.
Side question: Per the instructions, I cast on 61 stitches.
But looking at the Fair Ilse chart, you start with a 3-stitch border, then there is a 6-st repeat, then another 3 st. border. I can't figure out how that will equal 61 stitches. It's a Christmas stocking done flat, then seamed together, so it appears that the end border stitches match up with the beginning border stitches ... leaving me with an extra stitch somewhere. What do I do with that extra stitch?????
Are all Nicky Epstein patterns this confusing?
I scanned the chart ... it's here: http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a99/akingman/fairisle001.jpg