Fair Isle Fever!

The most recent episode of Cast On, my favorite podcast, had an essay from someone who lived in Norway as a student. During that time, she knit her very first sweater- a complex, traditional fair isle sweater. Comparing her first sweater to my first sweater- a shapeless blue blob of stockinette stitch that could probably hold two of me- makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little.

Do I even need to say it? I’ve caught the fair isle bug. I don’t have the spare money right now to buy the yarn for a fair isle sweater, which is probably just as well since I have three unfinished sweaters on the needles right at the moment, and I really would like to finish them at some point. Fortunately for me, part of the fun of making a sweater is the stalking- searching for the perfect yarn and the perfect pattern.

That’s where I’m hoping my lovely network of knitters can help me out. I’m having trouble finding a fair isle sweater pattern that really appeals to me. The only thing I’ve come up with so far is a pattern I saw on Knit Picks awhile back for a cardigan. It’s ok, but I’m not married to it or anything.

I already have colors in mind- light pink, cream and gray. Now I just need a pattern to use them in!



  1. Stephani said

    Wow, you are much braver than me.If you haven’t already,check out: http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/ and search for Fair Isle. It looks like there are several sweater/cardiagn patterns. -S

  2. Elizabeth said

    It’s time to update! I’m in for the fair isle. šŸ™‚

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