Fair Isle - 2 color knitting UK/US

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In this video we are following a chart back and forth on needles, knitting with two colors.
The color that not is knitted is following behind the work when knitting RS rows. Make sure it's not too tight or too loose. If more than 3 sts in a row of one of the colors, then twist the yarns for every 3 sts.
When working WS rows have the yarn following in front of work, again make sure you have the right tension on the thread. Note - if a color not is used all the way at the end of the row, you can drop it, but if it will be used at the beginning of the next row, then keep carry it a long by twisting around the working yarn. Don't worry if it's a bit uneven, it will even out a lot when blocking.

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Comments (30)

Linda 25.10.2020 - 01:27:

Hej, har en generell fråga. ska sticka en jättestor kofta i eskimo. kan inte läsa monster for fem ore. kollade ett monster, vinter jul aktig, totalt 1,6kg eskimo i storlek xxxl ska Gora efter måfå två trådar pa hela fram a bak. armarna bara i randigt dvs inga dubbla garn förbrukning. om jag köper 40 bollar dvs 2kg. skulle du tippa det racker? ursäkta utländskt keyboard tack pa forehand linda

Sanjuan 18.09.2020 - 00:17:

J'ai un problème avec les augmentations en même temps que le jacquard. Actuellement j'ai 179 points et je dois passer en faisant le jacquard à 407. Je ne comprends pas comment augmenter. Pouvez-vous m'aider ?

DROPS Design 18.09.2020 - 09:02:

Bonjour Mme Sanjuan, pourriez-vous poser votre question dans la même rubrique mais du modèle que vous tricoter? Il serait ainsi plus facile pour nous de pouvoir vous répondre en consultant les indications du modèle pour votre taille. Merci pour votre compréhension. Bon tricot!

Lynne Hart 20.01.2020 - 19:29:

All sorted. English patterns normally denote each size on the chart (clearly marked) and knit and pearl rows. Managed to work out the pattern in the end and jumper coming on nicely. Many thanks

Lynne Hart 17.01.2020 - 17:47:

I am knitting size X1 of this pattern and I cannot get the chart to work out. If there are 16 stitches per pattern (repeated) this does does not divide into the 339 stitches that I have on the needle. Thanks

DROPS Design 20.01.2020 - 10:37:

Dear Mrs Hart, could you please ask your question on the pattern you are working on? It would be much easier for us to help you :) thanks for your comprehension!

Anneli 15.10.2019 - 22:21:

Aitäh selle lehe tegijatele, väga head ideed, õpetused ja nõuanded.

Marimar 22.07.2019 - 12:43:

Bonjour, Avez vous une vidéo pour tricoter du jacquard 2 ou 3 couleur en rond sur aiguilles circulaires ? Mervi

DROPS Design 08.08.2019 - 11:41:

Bonjour Marimar, pour tricoter du jacquard en rond, vous tricoterez comme tous les rangs sur l'endroit de la vidéo = en rond, on ne tricote pas sur l'envers, tous les rangs du diagramme vont se tricoter à l'endroit, sur l'endroit, en lisant tous les rangs du diagramme de droite à gauche à chaque tour. Bon tricot!

Nanny 17.06.2019 - 18:59:

Dag, brei een trui met een split middenin het voorpand. Eerste en laatste 4 steken = ribbelsteek, de rest is tricotsteek. Ik breide rond maar nu dus heen en weer. Averecht fair isle lukt wel meegenomen draad aan averechtse kant te houden. (uw videotekst: Als u aan de verkeerde kant breit, volgt de) kleur die u niet breit het werk aan de voorkant –) Probleem: Moet op een averechtse naald de 4 steken recht breien (voor ribbel}. Kan dat zonder dat meegenomen draad aan goede kant zichtbaar is?

DROPS Design 11.08.2019 - 14:52:

Dag Nanny,

Het is inderdaad lastig om de de draad mee te nemen als je recht breit op de verkeerde kant om ribbelsteek te creëren, maar ik begrijp dat deze ribbelsteek bij het split zit, en maar een klein gedeelte van het patroon beslaat. Je zou ervoor kunnen kiezen om de draad losjes aan de achterkant te laten hangen en naderhand, als het werk klaar is, weg te weven met kleine steekjes.

Åsa 27.10.2018 - 15:05:

Börjat sticka tröjan Ashbury Park (Drops 183-20) har fastnat där jag ska börja med mönster. Hur ökar man i mönstret? Förstår inte 15 rapporter (strl M) a 6 maskor?

Alice Hardouin 03.10.2018 - 20:40:

Hi I am from South Africa and i am not sure on the chart for the artic circle sweater it has a k2tog and the other decrease is slip as if to k k psso i am confused what does it mean as if too must i do it or not please advise thank you Alice Hardouin

DROPS Design 04.10.2018 - 10:40:

Dear Mrs Hardouin, I'm so sorry, I couldn't find the pattern you refer to, can you please leave your question under the pattern you are working on so that we can check? Thank you!

Julia Moorhouse 17.06.2017 - 15:00:

I'm a UK knitter and I knit just like the video shows, love the video very clear

Valdareia 02.04.2017 - 02:35:

Always knit fairisles in right an left hand, like UK, so much faster, I knit fairisles Tams an socks this way as well as sweaters. An so much easier in the round.

Cinzia 25.08.2015 - 13:18:

Qual'e' il metodo migliore per gestire i gomitolo dei vari colori? Fare le spolette? O tenere nei portagomitoli i vari colori? Grazie per il vostro suggerimento

DROPS Design 26.08.2015 - 00:09:

Buongiorno Cinzia. Entrambe le soluzioni da lei citate sono valide per tenere separati i fili in questo tipo di lavorazione. Può seguire il metodo con cui si trova meglio. Buon lavoro!

Marijke Klaren 14.12.2014 - 00:27:

Bijzonder dank voor deze simpele manier die even goed bruikbaar is. Fijn ook dat de andere manier van fair isle voor wordt gedaan.

Agnes 17.11.2014 - 00:16:

I am a uk knitter and this is not the traditional way we knit fair isle. We hold one yarn in left hand and one in right. I have never seen anyone here doing colourwork the way shown in the video. It would be nice if you created a more accurate video, but I do love your patterns, wools and website, and usually the videos too.

DROPS Design 17.11.2014 - 14:07:

Dear Agnes, there are different ways to hold the yarn when working fair isle, this is just one of the way to do this, some knitters work with 2 strands in the same hand, some others with 1 strand in each hand.. Happy knitting!

Kati 05.09.2014 - 08:24:

Mary's hybrid method sounds great! I'll try it!

Evelyn 11.12.2013 - 00:14:

Why does the knitter keep picking up each yarn separately, so slow. The yarn can be carried on the first and second fingers of the right hand as fast fair isle knitters do in uk. Just carrying yarn in right hand instead of left as in continental knitting.

Marie 24.02.2013 - 16:45:

J'ai galéré mais beaucoup appris en tricotant le modèle Bergen 142-1 . Le problème il y avait 5 couleurs et parfois plus de trois/ mon ampiècement est un peu serré. Cela me donne envie d'en refaire Jusqu'alors mes jacquards étaient plus simples.Très bonne vidéo et conseils écrits . Merci

Gail 16.02.2013 - 21:42:

The background or white blocks on the chart is the green yarn. The pink yarn is where the x's are making the pattern on the chart. If you're a novice, try doing a hat or something in the round with one color in each hand. Good Luck!

Debra 15.01.2013 - 18:30:

I can follow the video fine and have never worked with charts before however, could you tell me why the person is sometimes knitting through the front and sometimes through the back of the knit/purl stitch?

English 15.01.2013 - 18:38:

Debra, All sts in this video are worked into the front of the stitch.

PJ Covington 28.12.2012 - 04:20:

I am confused....what does the pink color represent? I am looking at the chart and the yarn choice for what I think is the appropriate stitch but it is not matching..at least not in my world

Hannah 18.09.2012 - 13:26:

Thank you so much!!! I have been searching endlessly for a video like this. I can finally make the projects I love.

Carolina Beatriz Damonte Santoro 18.06.2012 - 22:21:

No se puede ver el video. the video doesnt work

Marceline 11.06.2012 - 23:48:

Thank you for clear instructions on how to do fair isle. It's easy to do now after following your instructions.

Karen Rose 29.04.2012 - 15:23:

You have given me the confidence to finally take on Fair Isle socks! Thank you so much for such a simple clear explanation.

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