Two FO's: Stranded hat and "Woven-stitch" skinny scarf. :D

Hi there! I’m including pictures of my first “stranded” project – a warm hat with a pom-pom (I’m not sure if it’s fair isle or not…does “fair isle” refer to a specific type of pattern?).

Secondly…also posting pictures of the “woven-stitch” skinny scarf. The fringe really frayed in the washing machine…I will probably hand-wash the next one, lol. This was my first time knitting with cotton (it’s a cotton blend, actually). I absolutely love how this pattern looks. :smiley:

Very pretty, gamerchik! I love the colors on the scarf.

Wonderful colorwork! I need to try harder at stranding! I’m missin’ the boat!

Thanks for sharing your knitted artworks with us!~

:inlove: Great job…the hat is to cute…love the colors in the scarf…

Thanks so much! :smiley:

The hat was VERY easy and you can find the free pattern here:

The scarf was also very easy and consisted only of knit, purl and slip stitches – no stranding at all. That is also a free pattern (from; you can find it here:,2025,DIY_14141_3520116,00.html

Thanks again for the comments. :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

that’s your first stranding? It looks GREAT! And the scarf is beautiful…I feel so inadequate now. :frowning: :wink:

Bethany, don’t feel inadequate, lol. I got the general idea of stranding on a flat swatch and it didn’t look very impressive (lol), but when I did it in the round for the hat, it was MUCH easier. AND, I only hold one strand of yarn at a time – I don’t pick AND throw to do it. This way just seemed simpler and it worked for me! :smiley:

Very pretty work! I can’t believe that hat is your first color effort! Nicely done!

both projects are so pretty!! good for you for completing that scarf! i attempted it before and was bored to tears after a few rows!! i LOVE the finished result though… i might have to try again someday.

Those looks great! I especially love the colours of the scarf and the stitch pattern. Great job!

I’m not expert on Fair Isle–have knit only one stranded project in my whole life a long time ago. However, "a rose by any other name…"
Your stitches are so even and I love the colors.

mdog: LOL…that sucks that you got bored. I really enjoyed knitting it and watching the pattern on the scarf. But I know that everyone is different; for example, I really didn’t like knitting the Irish hiking scarf. I was so bored with it, and I was so happy when I finally finished it…but it seems like most people have fun with it. :teehee: :teehee: :teehee:

Thanks again to everyone! :smiley:

Both are really great, but the hate is the best! Really, really pretty.

What a great job on that hat:thumbsup: And the scarf pattern really looks wonderful, I love it!

Great job on both projects! I haven’t ventured into the stranding either. I just saved the info on the scarf (actually saw that episode) and would like to try that. How do you think it would look with variegated yarn?

WandaT: Honestly, I don’t think the scarf would look good with variegated yarn since the alternating of 3 colors with the stitch pattern is what gives it the woven look. Of course, I could be totally wrong and you could make the most beautiful scarf ever with variegated yarn, lol! Try a swatch and let me know how it turns out. :smiley:

LOL - OK thanks … I’ll let you know if/when I try it. Couldn’t hurt could it?

The hat is very nice and I love the scarf puts me in the mood for fruit sorbet. :slight_smile:

Your hat looks fabulous!! :yay:

I’m still a bit of a chicken when it comes to 2-color knitting. I can do it, I just don’t like to!!

Very beautiful colorwork!!
I :heart: it.
Awesome hat and scarf!!:cheering: