53 Free Knit Fair Isle Accessory Patterns

Yarnspirations has dozens of free stranded knitting patterns for you to make, showing off traditional and modern patterns in projects ranging from simple to complex designs. Even non-crafters can see the love and care that go into making Fair Isle patterns, and these small projects are perfect for establishing a new skill. This roundup of knit Fair Isle accessory patterns includes mittens, hats, cowls, capes, and more.

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53 Free Knit Fair Isle Accessory Patterns

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Ponchos and Capes

Ponchos and capes add a layer on top of your current outfit, with fewer worries about fit — making them great for gifts!

Fair Isle Knit Capelet Free Knitting Pattern

Cowls and Scarves

Cowls let you work the stranded design in a circle — some Fair Isle scarves are also knit to be double thick, so the pattern is on the right side on both sides.

Fair Isle Knit Cowl Free Knitting Pattern


Everyone will admire your hands when you’re wearing these elaborate stranded knit mittens!

Nordic Pop Mitts Free Knitting Pattern

Socks and Slippers

Colorwork patterns on your socks and slippers make a fun treat!

Fair Isle Twist Knit Slipper Socks Free Knitting Pattern


Coordinate different accessories with these sets, mixing hats and mittens, hats and cowls, and more for an easy way to look together.

Northern Fair Isle Knit Hat and Mittens Free Knitting Pattern


Hats are a classic Fair Isle project, and for good reason! Working in the round is perfect for stranded knitting, and

Favorite Knit Fair Isle Hat Free Knitting Pattern

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