Anyone Interested in a Fair Isle KAL?


#41

I thought you lived in Alaska Jess.


#42

I spent a summer in Alaska and loved it… but had to come home unfortunately. I realized late last May that I hadn’t seen a midwestern June in four years!


#43

ARGH! I am at the point where I am trying to bind off the underarm stitches and join the sleeves - the shoulder shaping area is worked in the round with 2 steeks holding the sleeves together.

For some reason I always have trouble with bind off X # of stitches instructions… I can never tell just where to put that first bound off stitch. For instance, this one says Work to 5 sts before end of round. BO 11 sts across the last sts of this round and the first sts of the next.

So I worked until I had 5 sts left, then knit st #1, passing it over st #2, and so on. I started counting with st. #1, which means I counted 4 sts before the end of the round (since #5 was still on the needle), and then continued on the other side of the round until I had counted to 11.

When I got to the next round, based on the colorwork pattern, my bindoff was one stitch too late. So when they say work until you have 5 sts left and then bind off 11 sts, do they mean pass stitch 0 over stitch #1? I guess that is what they mean. I ALWAYS have trouble with bindoff instructions and never seem to do them right.

Well, it’s kind of a moot point right now, since I messed up the joining and had to rip back. I guess I now get a second chance at starting that bindoff in the right place!


#44

I am at the pinnacle of frustration with these sleeves! I have tried to join them 3 times and I just cannot get the stitch counts correct or the charts to line up. I think it’s partially because the very first round is a decrease round. It would have been so much simpler to have the first round with the casting on steeks be just a plain round. Anyway, I am at my wits’ end and have ripped the sleeves apart and tossed them in the knitting back without even putting them back OTN.

I may try to knit the caps back and forth. I think that might solve my stitch count/ chart lining up problem. I’m finding the chart in this section confusing. I’ve done plenty of charts with decreases and bindoffs before so I’m not sure why I’m so confused.


#45

the Lusekofte kit. is stranded work(fair isle) and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee te pattern.


#46

the Lusekofte kit. it faire isle or stranded work intarsia or colour work is different as you knit blocks instead and can knit many colours in a row.:knitting:


#47

I bought the kit for Nonna’s Garden Shawl when it first came out. But after having over 30 bobbins hanging off the back I just got turned off. Do you know it isn’t Fair Isle that the shawl is Intarsia?? Now that I’ve tried Intarsia I can say that I truly enjoy Fair Isle much more.
Good luck with the shawl. I see some ladies have completed it over on Ravelry. It is pretty.


#48

I must say that I really like that sweater. Hmmmmm. . . . I wish they only sold the pattern. I’m sure I have enough yarn. Maybe I’ll take a look through my Fair Isle books and see if something grabs me. I’ve been uninspired lately, starting lots of things and finishing none.

Maybe a FI will get me going. . . .


#49

I am knitting a storm troopers hat (fair isle) style, this if my first attempt in knitting and is looking really good. so i’m joining you guys. this is a commissioned project


#50

That sounds like a lot of fun. I tried it once. I made a cowl last year. It turned out pretty :blush: