Tags: Fair Isle, In Progress, Mittens, Techniques Tips & Tricks
I’m starting a new pair of mittens for my aunt. If anyone saw me with a blue and white fair isle number a little while ago, I’ve ripped it out and I’m starting again to adjust for an unexpected, wildly different gauge. They say it only takes one messed up project to learn you to knit a test swatch every time afterwards, but those people have never met me. I’ve done it twice.
I just learned how to do a tubular cast on, and it’s totally cool. There’s a fantastic tutorial at My Fashionable Life, and another at Knitty. The latter also has a great tutorial for a provisional cast on, so you can knit from both ends of the cast (for things like dolls and such).