Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fair-ly Obsessed

I have always like fair-isle. The way it looks...the fun of using different colors...the freedom to change a design every few rows...what ever you're in the mood for...and the "classic" look that it has.

After meeting Mary Jane Mucklestone at Rhinebeck, my obsession grew.
I am on a roll....can't be stopped!

Here are the latest creations of my needles.

I used a blend of handspun yarn by my mom (the dark blue), alpaca yarn, wool,
some left over Shelter yarn, some Spud and Chloe...all good stash busters.

Garrett and Chase helped me out with the modeling :)

Most of the patterns are from this book by Mary Jane Mucklestone.
200 Fair Isle Motifs: A Knitter's Directory

Mostly, I just do what ever I am feeling at the time.

But sometimes I use a larger pattern like this hat...
The dark blue is handspun by my mom. The pink is a left over wool in the stash and the light blue is from our alpaca, Tsunami blended with blue merino.
This hat is a toddler size.

All of the hats are on sale at the farm store.

On to more knitting!!!!

Joining in with Ginny and the yarn along folks :)
Also wishing Ginny good luck with the new baby that should be arriving soon!

Happy Knitting.


  1. Fantastic hats and sweet photos! Happy knitting ~ via Yarn Along : )

  2. They are darling! Visiting from Ginny's.

  3. Great hats and sweet boys you have :)

  4. Great hats! I totally missed the building with all the authors. I could kick myself. I was in such a hurry that day.

  5. I'm sorry, this isn't about the hats, because I just have to say: that shawl in your blog header is GORGEOUS. Wow!