Fun Fair Isle

Stranded Colourwork whether or not we call it Fair Isle, Icelandic or Norwegian, colour work in knitting means a whole lotta fun! Choosing patterns, motifs and a palette of beautiful shades are a vital aspect of what we call the ‘Satisfaction quotient’

Both process, and product knitters will enjoy the technical challenge of stranded knitting, and a beautiful finished product. 


Photo Credit © Sisko Sälpäkivi

Novita Karheikko Cardigan
by: Sisko Sälpäkivi

This top-down cardigan from Novita Nalle yarn features six different colors in the yoke, sleeves and hem. Working your way down, the intricate cable pattern requires constant attention. A challenging but rewarding project for the more seasoned knitter.

Sisko Sälpäkivi

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Wool DK

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Photo Credit © Istex

Lopi Afmæli
by: Védís Jónsdóttir

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, Istex, the principal manufacturer of the renowned Icelandic Lopi yarn, offers this traditional Icelandic sweater pattern, especially created for us by knitting designer Védís Jónsdóttir, as a gift to all Lopi knitters. Afmæli means “Anniversary” in Icelandic.

Védís Jónsdóttir

Yarn: Briggs and Little Heritage

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Photo Credits to Marie Wallin

Raven Fairisle Yoke
by Marie Wallin

Yarn: Berroco Vintage

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Universal Yarn Asheville Sweater and Hat
by: Amy Gunderson

Yarn: Cascade 220 or Berroco Ultra Wool Worsted

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Photo Credits Lynn Nilges

Ballston legwarmers
by: Lynn Nilges

These boot-toppers knit up quickly in sport weight yarn and are a fun way to add some color to a grey day. A chart is included for the argyle pattern. For the size large I used almost a full ball of the background color, about 3/4 ball for the pattern color and just a tiny bit of the bright contrast for embroidery. Enjoy!

Lynn Nilges

Yarn: Briggs and Little Sport

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Cascade Yarns FW190 Popp’in Prints Socks
by: Susie Bonell

Cascade Yarns’ Popp’in Prints Socks are a fresh, youthful design with fun textured stripes. Heritage Prints makes these socks shine with their colorful fair isle effect. The 25% nylon content will help them last for years to come.

Yarn: Cascade Heritage Prints

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Photo Credits to © Rachel Brockman

Universal Yarn Channel Socks
by: Rachel Brockman

The ideal socks are snug, yet still cozy, and the Channel Socks fit the bill. These socks are knit in the round from the cuff-down with a heel flap and gusset. The leg of the sock features twisted ribbing that flows into the heel flap. The ribbing on the cuff is offset from the ribbing on the leg to create visual interest, and the foot of the sock is worked in stockinette stitch.

Rachel Brockman

Yarn: Gedifra Lana Mia Cotone

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Photo Credits to © Berroco, Inc.

by: Amy Christoffers

There’s really nothing better than a cozy and stylish pair of slipper socks. Using two colors of Vintage DK, these socks are worked from the toe up and feature a clever color work pattern.

Yarn: Berroco Vintage

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Photo Credits to © Ksenia Naidyon

Fox Isle Socks
by Ksenia Naidyon

This sock pattern combines two amazing things – fair isle knitting and foxes! Can it get any better?
The socks are really warm, as they are knitted with two strands of yarn. They were specially designed for long cozy evenings, when extra warmth is so much appreciated.
The socks are knitted from the top down with a fish lips kiss heel. Decreases are added at the transition to the ankle for a more comfortable fit.

Ksenia Naidyon

Yarn: Juniper Moon Herriot fine or Estelle Merino Alpaca Fine

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Kids & Baby

Cascade Yarns FW197 Prints for Baby Pullover
by: Susie Bonell

Cascade Yarns’ Prints for Baby Pullover is an adorable garment for the special little one in your life. This stockinette pullover will knit up quickly – let the wild fair isle effects of Heritage Prints do all the hard work for you! The sweater has a button band in the back for fast and easy removal.

Yarn: Cascade Heritage Prints

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Cascade Yarns FW217 In Your Own Sweet Way
by: Shannon Dunbabin

Yarn: Heritage Prints

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