Fair Isle Ski Hat by Audrey Wilson
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Fair Isle Ski Hat

November 2011
D.K. Weight
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
One size. To fit an average adult head.
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Basic two-colour Fair Isle requires no new techniques beyond the basic knit stitch. (The purl stitch is not used.) At each knit stitch, there are two available “active” colours of yarn; one is drawn through to make the knit stitch, and the other is simply held behind the piece, carried as a loose strand of yarn behind the just-made stitch.
I’ve written the pattern to include 2 methods of knitting. The first method is the traditional Fair Isle method (Knit in the round on 4 double pointed knitting needles. Seamless) The second method is worked flat and knit using 2 needles, with a back seam.
The pattern is a lot easier than it looks.
The design began as part of a research project, but, whilst I was busy knitting my DH decided he quite liked this little number and after I’d finished the sample, I too decided I quite liked this little number…..and added a Pom Pom…..;-)
The pattern takes very little yarn. I’ve stated 50grams of each of the 3 colours used in the pattern instructions, but, I’m quite sure it will only need 25grams of each colour. (Better to be safe than sorry)
The pattern is written with charts for the 4 fair isle stripes of colour.
Now I just need a Ski slope:)