Friday, March 1, 2013

Next Steps - Fair Isle Knitting - Project 2

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.
Pattern - Chevron 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!


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Nice chevrons .. and you're right, the inside looks great too!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It looks great!

Caffeine Girl said...

I agree: Teen approval is the highest rating. Darling cowl!

Pumpkin said...

What bold colors! I find myself wanting one just like it (please don't tell me that makes me a teenager, I don't want to return to those days!)

Kepanie said...

What a cool cowl! I concur that a teen's approval is definitely like like stamping a "This totally rocks!" on it.