I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way. To read from the beginning, visit my previous posts.
My personal challenge to knit all the projects from the Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting pattern book is well underway. February's knitting project was a fun cowl.
Yarn - Patons Classic Wool in colours Lemongrass and That's Purple
Needle - 4.5mm circular
This cowl was knit with the left overs from the Graphic Grid Headband
only with the main colour and the contrast colour reversed. What a difference it makes switching the main colour!
Again, this is a great beginner project for someone new to fair isle knitting. The simple pattern is clearly charted with detailed instructions explaining how to knit from the chart. Like the first project in the book, this pattern has a short pattern repeat so there is no stranding to contend with so you can just focus on getting comfortable knitting from a chart and working with two colours.
Knit in the round on a circular needle there is no seaming to finish this cowl.
The wrong side looks almost as good as the right side.
this is the wrong side
When you get a thumbs up from a teenager, you know you have a winning pattern!