Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A Little Bit of Fair Isle Knitting!

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you this evening and that you've enjoyed your day whatever you've been doing.

Pretty cold here first thing in the morning 2 degrees, no wonder Teallach was battering the door to get in this morning, hasn't rained  though which meant the washing got dry.

I went on the hunt for buttons in Hobby Craft this morning for my Kindle cover, I really wanted grey ones, but no luck with that and could only find reddish ones, anyway, here is the finished work;
I love this pattern and so pleased that I managed to complete it. It was actually quite easy, just follow the chart, and I didn't make many mistakes and when I did it was easy to see where and take back.  
I however have one of the newer Kindles and the cover is more of the size of  the older models, that being said the purpose of knitting this was to introduce myself to Fair Isle work and this pattern was the simplest on I could find at the time when we were in Shetland.
A close up of the pattern and colours which are grey, red and a cranberry shade. from Jamieson & Smith who are the main yarn producers in Shetland and it's 100% Shetland Yarn/
 Hope you like it. 

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my Poppy project from yesterday. I've looked out some cross stitch that I'd bought years ago with the intent to have a go at them. I used to do cross stitch years ago, but then the old eyes let me down and I couldn't see the holes in the aida. but I do have glasses for close up work now, which I need now for doing my colouring, so I'll crack on and hopefully be able to complete those.  However I've started an Intarsia knitted cushion cover. Intarsia is another form of colour work, but worked in blocks of colour rather than a couple of rows of colour to make the pattern.

That's all from me for this evening, hope you have a good one and see you soon,


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautifully knitted lovely colour

dutchess said...

Wow Kate that is beautiful..I love that are clever....I used to be able to do it but sad to say I give up these days ...I only have to get lost in the pattern and that's it....but I do still knit only plain stuff...and cross stitch...can't sit on watch the tv without something to keep my hands busy.Cold here too the heating is on again....xxxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful knitted cover Kate, such a lovely pattern and pretty colours - you must be very patient.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Flo Langley said...

Wow! Beautiful cover Kate. Love the colours and the pattern.
Hugs Flo x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Wow! This looks amazing. You're a knitting Queen. The pattern looks gorgeous and you'll have the smartest looking Kindle in the Highlands.
Glorious day here today so washing done and dried.
Catch up soon.
Ang x

Rita said...

Hello my friend. Well your fair isle kindle case is Stunning. Love the colours Kate and knitted beautifully too. I'm half way through Carolyn's Aran wrap so hopefully I'll get it finished in time for her 50th birthday. Hugs Rita xxxx

meg said...

Beautiful cover in a gorgeous selection of colours Kate

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Kate, love the colour combination and such a wonderful way to learn new techniques too. I too used to cross stitch many year ago before I started paper crafting. Enjoy your day.
Linda xxx

Cara said...

Wow, this is just stunning. I think I'd be framing it rather than using it though! Cara x

Sandy said...

Like it, I love it!!! As I told you Kate - I am going to learn how to knit. Haven't started yet but hope to soon. And by the way - I LOVE my Kindle!!!!! I read every night in bed. Love to read!!
Love your post Sugar.
Sandy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a very wonderful and beautiful knitted cover for your kindle.
Love the colours and your super work.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Fabulous fairisle pattern for your cover Kate, love the colours, used to knit these patterns in no time on my knitting machine`s.
Not fancy doing by hand though.
Pam x

cheryl said...

Oh this is one super cover hun really pretty beautifully made hugs cheryl xxx

Unknown said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous!
Lucy x

Elizabeth said...

Just had to pop back and say how much I love your Fair Isle project, Kate. It's a very long time since I knitted any Fair Isle but I always used Jamieson & Smith's Shetland wool when I did. It's beautiful and washes up a treat too. I'm off to visit the museum in the village of Sanquhar tomorrow where I'm hoping to see examples of Sanquhar knitting which is similar to Fair Isle but the colours of yarn are usually limited to two colours, mainly black and white. Should be most interesting. Elizabeth xx

Sue said...

WOW, Kate, the Kindle cover is extraordinary. The pattern looks very intricate and LOVE the colors. You are so talented.


Gibmiss said...

Love your Kindle cover Kate ... stunning
Hugs Sylvie xx