[color=#300090]As I like to do, I’ve combined two new things to learn (maybe more) in one project. :eyebrow2: I’ve done the two handed Fair Isle before but on a flat piece and I messed up by avoiding the purls on the WS. This time I am working in the round for the scarf and since it is only 5" (12.7 cm) wide I am using the 2 circular needle method. (I love how Cat Bordhi calls the non-working needle the “udder needle.” I also started with a provisional CO for a seamless end in the scarf. :woot: I plan on making the scarf 5 feet (152 cm) in length if I don’t run out of yarn before then.
The provisional CO was a the Magic CO using a long tail, only I loosely knotted my two colors together and cast on two circulars. This started a different color on each side! I am now wondering how I will finish the other end and if I can make it as neat (or seamless) as the CO end of the scarf. :think:
I’ve started my own pattern chart for color changes and am using the Fair Isle weaving on the WS floats. The biggest hurdle has been that I cast on an even number of stitches (22 on each side). Now I’m having trouble getting a pattern that centers within 22 stitches. I’m using one or two stitches on the edges to break/separate the pattern of one side from the other side.
This project started as a swatch, practice with a pattern and Fair Isle weaving, and I think I’ll add purls to try out some illusion techniques. :oo:
It is turning into a sampler. :roll:
(2) Caron Simply Soft Grey Heather and (1) Rose’s Winter White.
Now, I have to remember to get a photo and post it here once I have several inches (10 cm) completed and showing the color work.