You know by now that I am a complete Fair Isle junkie and I am always looking for new opportunities to introduce knitters to the technique.
Stylecraft are a client of mine and wanted a pattern for their Makealong group so I was delighted to be able to come up with a design for a hat and mitts for them.
The Zig Zag design is an easy and repetitive motif for those who haven’t tried the technique before. Because you only float the colours over 3 stitches it somehow feels less scary and is very quick to get in to.
The hat and mitts are also knitted in the round, which may be a new technique for some knitters, but it means you only have to use the knit stitch – again, making the Fair Isle less scary.
The yarn is Highland Heathers, which really works brilliantly in any kind of Fair Isle and the pattern is free to download here.