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Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Finished Hoot Mitts!

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 

Another Fun Patons Pattern!

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.

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Another Finished Project!

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.

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Fifth Finished Project!

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.

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting -Fourth Finished Project!

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

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Third Finished Project!

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.

The Next Patons Project Is On The Needles!

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.

Next Steps - Fair Isle Knitting - Project 2

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.

Next Steps - Fair Isle Knitting - 1st Pattern

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.

New Year's Project

Hi Knitters, I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. When I am not knitting you can find me blogging, tweeting, and sharing knitting patterns, giveaways and pictures on Facebook. My favourite go-to yarn has always been Patons Classic Wool and when I saw the Next

Joining Up

This isn't a recruitment call, but when you join up a sweater, you really do need all your ducks (and wits) in a row. You've got the body on one set of needles, and, if you are like me, one sleeve on needles and the other on waste yarn. Then you have to keep all your stitches in line,

That Four Letter Word: Steek

It may have five letters, but say "steek" to most knitters - myself included - and they will shiver in fear. But I knew I would get more wear out of this sweater if it were a cardigan rather than a pullover. So from the beginning, I planned on steeking this project.

I added an extra set of stitches right

First Real Peek

Project – Mom’s Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – Dark Water Blue

After spending a bunch of time just knitting away at the body, eventually you get to the fair isle portion where you can see what the sweater is really going to look like.

Besides,

Endless Cast On

Just a quick tip that I love sharing.

I've jumped into knitting my Mom's Sweater, and the first step is to cast on a bazillion stitches. Well, you know what I mean.

And here is the rub when it comes to casting on all those stitches, especially if you use a long tail cast on: Do I have enough yarn

Ready for Something Different

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

So my vest is just about done.  Hurray!  It may not appear as if much time has elapsed, but for me this project dragged on way too long (didn't help that I wasn't feeling well AND lost my

But What is It?

So when last we chatted, I had forgotten my Michelle pullover, but had a lovely pile of Patons Canadiana, the New Generation sitting there waiting to be cast on. But what I neglected to tell you is what the heck I was planning on doing with it.

Shame on me.

Well, here it is:

Putting the Pieces Together

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Finally got 'round to pinning and seaming the shoulders.   I used mattress stitch for the cast-off edges, which usually looks invisible and isn't too

A Little Color after Winter

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

Are you still feeling the Winter where you live?  'Cuz its definitely still not Spring in my little corner of the world.  So naturally the vest is becoming a welcome respite from the white, gloomy haze of Winter. 

Warming Up in a Vest

Project – Cold Snap Vest
Bernat Fall eBook featuring Bernat Roving
Blogger – DinaPurls

I have enjoyed using the Roving so much, I thought I'd try to make an adult garment.  With its bulky weight, I'm hoping the item progresses quickly (I'm already past the ribbing).

Stranded at the drive-in

Project - Fair Isle Tote
Patons Project Book - 50087 Family Felting
Yarns - Patons Classic Wool in 77222 Cloverleaf, 77404 Magenta, 77710 Cherry, 00238 Paprika, 00202 Aran, 00225 Dark Grey Mix
Blogger – knittinjen

Stranded knitting or Fair Isle knitting can be intimidating to a new knitter. It looks complicated but it’s deceiving

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