Adding color to your crochet projects is easier than you might think using the crochet fair isle technique. With only two colors worked in each row managing your colors is a great beginner color work technique. Choose from 8 beautiful traditional crochet fair isle projects in this book by Melissa Leapman.
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What is Fair Isle
Fair Isle is a technique that creates patterns using multiple colors. Fair Isle can be used to make patterns or even pictures with your yarn. One stitch represents one pixel of color. Each row only uses two colors at a time working over the unused color of the row.
Fair isle is similar to tapestry crochet in the way that the colors are changed. In tapestry crochet, the stitches are worked around unused strands of color, but in Fair Isle crochet, the unused strands are held behind the work. By doing this, the finished piece of crochet has more stretch than a tapestry piece and is less stiff.
Inside Fair Isle Crochet Projects
Opening the covers of Fair Isle Crochet Projects by Melissa Leapman you will find a short tutorial section teaching the basics of fair isle crochet.
I love how there are two matching items for each pattern. It allows you to have a finished set in the pattern that you like the best. The patterns in this book allow you to play with color to your liking.
NOTE: Don’t forget to read the section at the front of the book about reading the chart. Fair Isle charts are written like a knitting chart so it is important that you understand the structure of the charts to not have issues while working the pattern.
- Laurel Leaves Hat & Scarf
- Hugs & Kisses Hat & Cowl
- Stars & Diamonds Afghan & Pillow
- Zigzags & Diamonds Afghan & Pillow
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