Well, I finally decided to give Fair Isle knitting a try. I bought this kit a while ago from Sweden and just never started knitting with it. I have always thought of Fair Isle knitting as really daunting and beautiful. The other day, I went searching for the kit in my cupboard and I started knitting. It was not half as scary as I thought it would be and I REALLY LOVE it!!! The colours blend together like magic, as if they have been painted by Seurat… I have been knitting on this project as often as I can, sitting and knitting, walking and knitting, it even came with me to tea this morning, so you see, I really can’t put it down for long…
I am knitting this hat for Richard for winter, I bought the kit from Solsilke too beautiful! It is called The Blue Light Hat and scarf pattern and is under the link ‘Bohus Stickning’ on their website. If you want to request a price list or place an order, you can click on their ‘contact’ link and send them an email. I will definitely be knitting more, I love the design called Wild Apple too. The yarn that comes with the kit is so exceptionally soft, it’s angora and Merino. I knitted the rib and couldn’t wait for the colour work to start.
I am reading through this amazing book, The Knitter’s Life List, this book is probably what prompted me to try something different with my knitting and learn a new skill. I am so happy I did:)
I am joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along today.