Monday, March 8, 2010
Finished my first Fair Isle project this afternoon - a tam I knit with some glorious wool I bought to do colorwork. It's set me on a yarn binge, buying up lots of wool and wool blends in different colors so I can experiment more with this style.
This tam can't be called Fair Isle precisely, since it's knit in a larger gauge and in something other than Shetland wool, but the patterns and technique I used are traditional. I made this one for myself, a kind of experimental copy or mock-up before I make another for my shop. The next one will be almost identical, so I can model this one for Etsy photos. This first one has a few mistakes in the pattern, but I'm pretty pleased with it as a first attempt.