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Topic: First attempt at stranded/fair isles knitting!  (Read 1090 times)
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flutterbysea
« on: January 13, 2012 01:43:09 PM »

Hello!

As stated in the title, this was my first attempt at stranded knitting.
It was a birthday gift for my dad so I needed a pattern that works for guys, I used this one off Ravelry; http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alpaca-earflaps
Didn't follow the pattern exactly... I left off the ear flaps, changed the dots around the top a bit and added ribbing around the brim. also messed up a few times but it's not to noticeable:)

apologies for the weird/corny pictures:) these are all I have since I already gave the hat to my dad.


I used yarn from from my stash, 80% acrylic 20% wool worsted weight.

Comments and critiques always appreciated:)
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SnarkyShark
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012 02:11:49 PM »

Wow! What a great hat for first time fair isle Smiley I love the swirl design. I was hoping to get into fair isle knitting so maybe ill try out something similar Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012 03:47:15 PM »

Love it! The colors are great and so is the pattern. I would totally wear that!
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flutterbysea
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012 09:47:57 AM »

Thanks guys!
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