A Little Fair Isle Madness
I'm so excited about this one I had to post a scan even before it's finished. At this point, it's all done except for shaping the top with decreases. It's been a long time since I did any Fair Isle projects and I found it amazingly addictive. I did a simple practice hat with three colors last month and had minor puckering, but this time I think I avoided that problem. The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. These are the same colors I used for the polka dots on my felted polka dot bag (see the September archive in my blog).
It's for my boyfriend's five-year-old daughter's birthday. I hope to get some nice pics of her wearing it next weekend!
This second scan shows it with some extra orange stitches darned into the center of the design. I think it could use the extra bit of color there, but haven't decided for sure. I can always take them out.