Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Finished Fair Isle

Things I learned while making this hat:

Even though I worked the Fair Isle portion with the project turned inside out to lengthen the floats so the stitches wouldn't draw in, the color work still draws in. Next time I want to try knitting the color work part on larger needles; the body of the hat on 5s and the color work on 6s.

The appearance of Fair Isle stitches always improves with a wet block, not just steam blocking.

Acrylic yarn can actually be softened during the wet block by using hair conditioner in the final rinse.

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