fair isle

Mittens and fingerless mitts from Finn

As our exploration of Finn comes to a close, I plan to expand on our theme from yesterday’s post where I laid out the pattern for a pair of Fair Isle gloves. Finn is a great choice for hand coverings. Its fiber content has 50% acrylic, which makes it washable,…

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Fair Isle gloves made of Finn yarn

Today is goal day! Our experiments with Finn are finally over, and I’m ready to begin our gloves. I’m working with Finn, a sportweight yarn that is a blend of acrylic (50%), merino wool (25%) and alpaca (25%). This combination of fibers is perfect for garments that will see a…

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How to do effortless Fair Isle knitting

Yesterday I talked about the Mittens for All pattern, today I’m going over a new yarn you could use for that pattern. Red Hearts Super Saver yarn now comes in Fair Isle. I know that sentence doesn’t look like it makes sense after all Fair Isle is a technique, not…

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