Berry Cowl Knitting Pattern, great start for fair isle technique!

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Berry Cowl is the perfect knitting pattern to start practicing fair isle technique, use your two favorite colors and knit this sweet cowl, pattern is easy to follow, include lots of pictures to make easy the learning process.

Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. It is named after Fair Isle, one of the Shetland islands. Fair Isle knitting gained a considerable popularity when the Prince of Wales wore Fair Isle jumpers in public in 1921. Traditional Fair Isle patterns have a limited palette of five or so colours, use only two colours per row, are worked in the round, and limit the length of a run of any particular colour.

Some people use the term “Fair Isle” to refer to any colourwork knitting where stitches are knitted alternately in various colours, with the unused colours stranded across the back of the work. Others use the term “stranded colourwork” for the generic technique, and reserve the term “Fair Isle” for the characteristic patterns of the Shetland Islands

On your Berry Cowl you will knit a section of very easy fair isle plus another beautiful two colors knitting stitch and you will need:

Yarn: worsted weight yarn
Needle Size: US 8 – 5mm 20” (51cm) circular Knitting Needles
Yardage: 380 yards

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4 Responses

  1. Teresa

    It’s just perfect for fall and winter. I love the two contrasting colors.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  2. Julie

    So pretty, I’ve not done any fair isle knitting for a while now. It is a lovely technique.

  3. Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

    You have such beautiful projects and patterns, we would like to feature this on the next Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    Blogger’s Pit Stop

  4. lilia Vanini

    hi dear, that will be wonderful! thank you so much!!

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