Monday, November 4, 2013

Fair Isle Knitting, part 1

I had a little bit of time yesterday, so I made a couple of Fair Isle videos.  I'm finding that it's much easier to post these one at a time, so I'll do it that way.  And fair warning:  they're long!  The first is 9 minutes and the second is 8.  I guess I have a fair bit to say on this topic!

I was waiting for a contractor to come over when I made the videos, so I was a teeny bit distracted :-)  And I made an error in each one.  In this one, at about 4:15, I say "3 grey" but I really meant "3 color" stitches.  Oops!

7 comments:

  1. Great video, Gail. It was neat to learn how to catch the color, something I didn't know before.

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    1. Thanks, Stef! Believe it or not, I learned these tricks in the 80s from a Kaffe Fassett book!

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  2. This was so helpful! I didn't know an easy way to catch the yarn. Thanks!

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    1. I hope you could see it clearly enough in the video that it made sense. If not, I'll show you next time :-)

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  3. Ooh, definitely watching this over the weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. gail, this is super helpful! Your ability to slow things down and explain in a simple way something that is second nature to you is impressive!

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    1. What a lovely compliment! Thank you so much!

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