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The colors you chose are really good, even though they weren't the ones I suggested. Some of that work you showed has me in awe. Actually what you did has me in awe. You are my inspiration, knitting version.

Violet Cadburry

GORGEOUS! Fair Isle knitting is a spectacle of spectacular colors and technique. BTW watched the Super Bowl for the first time in 15 years and LOVED IT. Only because it was a family drama. Both teams are winners in my book.

Carol Gossett

Gasp! The hat in the middle right hand side of the 6 pix is BEAUTIFUL!
Sounds like you spent a weekend filling up on inspiration; don't you love that?

Caroline Berk

I think Carol G and I are in love with the same hat. Is that Fair Isle with two ombre yarns or something even more complicated. It is stunning.


Carol and Caroline: that hat is designed by Sandi Rosner, the woman who taught our fair isle class. She brought lots of her samples for inspiration. Those are her swatches in the middle on the left. I learned from her that doing a swatch is critical to get the best result. That hat is a free pattern at the crystal palace yarns website. The name is the mini mochi fair isle hat. If you make it be sure to send me a picture!

Carol Gossett

Make it? Yeah, r-I-g-h-t!!!!!! ;-)
(I'd wear the HECK out of it, though!)

Caroline Berk

when I read, "if you make it" I started laughing. I might get the pattern, though and think it through. I like to think about things.

Joan Clarke

That hat is reminiscent of Alice Starmore, the queen of Fair Isle knitting. I have one of her books on Aran knits...so beautiful. The colors in the hat are just beautiful...I have yet to attempt Fair Isle...I'd love to visit the Shetland Islands and sit and knit with the ladies...sipping tea, of course.

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