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The Fair Isle, finalised.

(I originally entitled this post ‘the final Fair Isle’, and then I realised that made it sound as though I was never, ever going to knit another; who knows, that may well be the case, but let’s not make any rash assumptions.) 718 more words


Vintage Shetland Blog Tour

My vintage-obsessed knitting comrade Susan Crawford embarked on an exciting project about three years ago: she has taken 25 20th century knitted pieces from the textile collection of the… 719 more words


Fair Isle Vest by Yoko Hatta in VK Early Fall 2015 in Dale yarns

There’s a truly lovely Fair Isle vest by Yoko Hatta in the new Vogue Knitting Early Fall 2015 edition.  It uses mostly Dale Alpakka (regulars here know that’s a personal favorite of mine), with some gorgeous… 1,108 more words


Snazzy scarecrow

Wandering around a local National Trust kitchen garden recently with 2 (non-knitty) friends I’ve known since college days, enjoying the sunshine, catching up with news, and gently walking off our generous lunch, I didn’t expect to come across a fashionable scarecrow sporting a knitted fair isle tank top! 96 more words

Stepping back in time

It has been an interesting week. I have been back home to the family and therefore, I have not been myself, well not this self, not Blythe. 672 more words

Look at the Things!

Sometimes I just need to come here and shout, “Look what I got!” because I have so much excitement in me that I have to share it before I explode. 839 more words


Color work: fair isle

There are many different options for your color work needs. Fair isle is a type of two strand knitting, the cousin to intarsia if you will. 367 more words