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Re: Fair Isle Resource?
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: December 30, 2008 11:43PM

Note: When you are doing Fair-Isle (or any other stranding technique). DO NOT waste your time and effort twisting the yarns around each other. It is not necessary. Carry one color on top and one on the bottom and only twist at the beginning of a new row.

If you have to carry the yarn over more than about 5 or 6 stitches, catch the strand up in the back of a worked stitch, locking it in place behind a stitch. But if you are working a piece like a hat which will not be subject to fingers or toes prodding and potentially pulling the work out of shape, you can strand over as many stitches as you want. I have one hat which has a fifteen stitch gap between stitches and it lies perfectly flat.

Another problem which arises with long stretches though is gauge. Strands are often too tight, causing the work to pucker, or too loose, causing a sloppy front. So catching up the stitches every now and then and smoothing the work out every few inches makes a lot of common sense.

Subject Written By Posted
  Fair Isle Resource? clover04750 12/28/2008 02:43PM
  Re: Fair Isle Resource? Alex 12/28/2008 04:21PM
  Re: Fair Isle Resource? clover04750 12/29/2008 12:25AM
  Re: Fair Isle Resource? KT 12/29/2008 11:37AM
  Re: Fair Isle Resource? clover04750 12/30/2008 11:50AM
  Re: Fair Isle Resource? Alex 12/29/2008 11:51PM
  Re: Fair Isle Resource? Alex 12/30/2008 11:43PM
  Re: Fair Isle gadget Mrs. K 12/31/2008 12:26AM
  Re: Fair Isle gadget clover04750 01/13/2009 12:38AM

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