Monday, February 22, 2010
Fair Isle Vest
I'm knitting a Fair Isle vest. Fair Isle uses multiple colors: traditionally two colors per row, and anywhere from two to countless colors in the whole garment.
This vest uses nine colors and I'm making it from a kit: the Corrie Fair Isle Vest from Knit Picks. I bought two kits when they went on clearance. I'm knitting this one for my mom since she likes bright colors. Her vest is a good test project because I can knit the smallest size for her and getting a feel for the technique. It's very satisfying to reach each section and to see the patterns unfold.
The kit I bought for myself is in neutral browns and greens.
And what's goes with knitting better than cats? Here's a cute picture of Louie in a basket.
...and one of Fatty in a box on the porch on an old quilt.