About four years ago, Carmel & I took a fair isle knitting class at Debbie Macomber’s A Good Yarn Shop. We both knit cool hats. Of course Carmel finished hers in good time. Me, well that’s another story — I did mention 4 years ago WHATEVER!! So here in my finished hat finally. I learned so much from that class by Sheila Joynes. She has published a book called “I Can’t Believe That I’m Fair Isle Knitting”. If you want to learn to do this type of knitting look for her book. I bought it, even though I took the class – it’s very well written, it’s JUST like her class.
Sheila taught me so much. I needed 6 colors for this hat and there were like 90 to choose from. Where to even start. I didn’t particularly like the colors used in the pattern, so I wasn’t sure what to do…she said, “pick on color you really like, then go from there”. Sounds simple, but it was the foundation for the colors chosen here. The pattern is Ginger’s Slouche and the yarn is Jamieson of Shetland Spindrift. Now, I’m trying to decide if I want a pom pom.