Sunday, January 20, 2008

I'm Rusted on an Isle

This week has been a learning experience. I was always scared of Fair Isle, that is until my star pupil decided to try her hand at it. So I too decided to bite the bullet and jump on board. The pattern is from Son of a Stitch and Bitch it is called, Skull Isle. Working with two colors so far hasn't caused me too many problems it is more of a question of where I am in the pattern. Now I just hope it fits.

My Rusted Root is going much better now. After ripping out for the 7th time, I cast on with a scrap piece of yarn to do the lace pattern. I did each row and wrote down the number of stitches that I should have at the end of each row. Now I am well on my way - it is looking great. But will it fit? I read up on those who were making the pattern and most of them said that they wished they had CO for the smaller size because the cotton/wool blend is super stretchy. So I cast on for a small rather then the medium so lets hope that it works for me otherwise my sister will be getting it for her birthday.


Off to knit...






7 comments:

Bertha said...

Wow, the skull isle looks great so far! Isn't fair isle fun? So much easier than I thought it would be!

Michele said...

OMG I love Skull Isle!!! Can't wait to see your finished Rusted Root. Great color.
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chanknits said...

For reading patterns, I have two tips... My favorite is the plastic stand for typing, with the line "arm" that I move along. The quick and easy version is a Post-it "flag."

Friender said...

Woo hoo! Both the projects are looking good. Ripping out for the 7th time! You sure have some stick-to-it-tiveness, lady. Perseverance, I mean. Quite admirable.

Bubblesknits said...

You're doing great with the fair aisle! It kicks my butt everytime. LL

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

your fair/skull/isle looks fantastic!!

Susan said...

Rock'in the stranded skulls and your Rusted Root is such a gorgeous blue.
It's gonna look so great on you! ;)