Beginner's Fair Isle Cap by Janine Bajus

Beginner's Fair Isle Cap

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Close fit: 19" circumference, 8" deep; loose fit: 21.5" circumference, 8.75" deep
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The Beginner’s Fair Isle Cap pattern was designed to introduce the Fair Isle curious to stranded knitting using traditional motifs and yarn. If you have always wanted to try but weren’t sure where to start, this pattern is for you!

The pattern includes four 6-color designs:

  • Blue: Natural White,** Eesit,** Moorit,* Teviot,** Atlantic,* Highland Mist***
  • Raspberry: Natural White,** Pebble,** Foxglove,*** Damask,* Lime,** Loganberry*
  • Natural: Shetland Black,** Shaela,*** Sholmit,* Natural White,** Eesit,** Mooskit*
  • Green: Sphagnum,*** Grouse,** Oyster,** Ivory,* Chartreuse,* Crimson**

Yarn quantities required:
* less than 22 yards
** less than 50 yards
*** 1 ball

Because knitters new to stranded knitting can struggle with their gauge at first, this cap is designed to be knit at any gauge from 26 to 30 stitches per 4” (10cm).

Tips on reading charts, needle choice, and changing colors are included.

The Beginner’s Fair Isle Cap was specifically created for a class; I’ve set the pattern up for LYS in-store discounts. I’ve also created a free workshop addendum that makes the pattern more appropriate to workshop time restrictions. You can find it here.