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JudithConnelly Posted - 02/25/2009 : 09:36:03 AM
Hello,
I am currently knitting a sweater that does not have a fair isle pattern. However, I want to incorporate a fair isle pattern into my sweater. I am perplexed as to how I go about doing it. For example, say I want to put a fair isle yolk or any other place. How do I do it?
Thank you for any help anyone can give. I greatly appreciate it :)
Judith

Judith Connelly
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DebbiOH Posted - 03/02/2009 : 03:28:28 AM
I have used Excel spreadsheets before when trying to figure out pattern and color ways. Of course the colors in the spreadsheet never truely match my project but you can work it so that it's a good replica. I also liked the spreadsheet because I didn't have to keep counting all the time. The spreadsheet did all the work for me.


~Debbi~NW Ohio
jgetha Posted - 02/26/2009 : 7:05:49 PM
I cannot recommend highly enough The Art of Fair Isle Knitting. Amazon has it on sale for less than $20. You might be able to find it to check out at your public library.

For a very basic treatment on incorporating simple color designs in knitting, see Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop.
JudithConnelly Posted - 02/25/2009 : 09:49:27 AM
Thank you very much. I will try that now and see how it all comes out. Your a true blessing.

Judith Connelly
socks4all Posted - 02/25/2009 : 09:45:53 AM
When I want to add a fair isle design I make an outline on graph paper of the width/length of the piece the fair isle will be inserted into. Each square of the graph pater represents one stitch of one row. If I have a design that's already charted, I play around with centering that design onto the graph paper within my outline. If I am creating my own design I locate the center both horzontially and vertically and work out from there.

Note from experience. If you have both fair isle areas and single coloured areas do a swatch for both. Fair isle tends to be more compact, especially in the stitch count. Nothing looks worse than puckers above and below your fair isle design, let alone haveing a band that is so tight you can't get it on.

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