100% wool makes me feel invincible. I know this is looking a little puckered and is all squished up on a very short circular, but blur your eyes with me and imagine what it will be like all blocked out. It will be nice and smooth.
It’s been a while since I’ve tried fair isle and so I’m out of practice using both hands to knit at once. I first tried the two handed technique on Scallop of the Sea and, once I got the hang of it, the colorwork just flew by. The designer, Rohn Strong, posted a link to this fair isle tutorial on his blog and it refreshed my memory and gave me a little confidence as I decided which color would be held beneath the other. I feel like my tension is more even when I throw both strands of yarn with my right hand, but I’m trying to only throw my background color with the right hand as I pick the foreground yarn with my left. Whatever, the most important thing is that I carry my floats loosely. If you’re curious about all of this “picking” and “throwing” business just click the link and know that it has nothing to do with the banjo.
It doesn’t look as though I have carried the floats loosely in these photos, but I think I must have. I keep spreading out my stitches on the needle as I work and periodically stretch things to make sure there is plenty of give. I’m also checking my gauge because it’s my new habit, for now. I may ask the Ravelry group if it seems normal, but I’m not going to sweat it. I feel most natural working with real wool, so I’m going to trust my instincts. I just gave myself a pep talk over a sweater.