Sunday, April 23, 2006

Look Ma, Two Hands!

Here is the lovely headband I made in my Fair Isle knitting workshop yesterday, courtesy of Lynne Sherwood and the Rochester Knitting Guild. OK, the headband itself is questionable, due to some iffy color choices (not sure I have any affection for "Snickerdoodle") and some highly suspect casting-on, but ... I learned how to do Fair Isle! With two hands! I'm very excited about this.

Knitting with my left hand was not *nearly* as terrifying as I had feared, in fact it seems almost intuitive, though my fingers were very tired afterward. And Fair Isle itself ... do-able, though it will clearly take me lots of practice to get the wrapping down and figure out how not to get all tangled up.

I'm inspired to try, though. I think I'll start with a hat. Steeks still terrify me; I don't think I'll go there for a long while.

Yarn: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Inox Express US6 (16")


kathyinJuneau said...

Fantastic! Impressive first time Fair Isle. Can't quite be sure, did you do more than three colors in a round? Also, when you talk about wrapping, do you mean how you handle long floats, or is there something else I'm missing?

Now, get that photographer off the couch and tell him we want to see the back..

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