Thursday, November 9, 2017

Latest Crochet Projects with Fair Isle Yarn

I love all the needle arts and have dabbled in most of them in the past several decades. One that I took up when in college was crochet. Then, fast forward 35 years and I came back to it!

Here are some of my latest projects made with Fair Isle yarn, a new kid on the block! I received a complimentary box of their yarns in January and got busy stitching, uh, I mean hooking! Got to switch gears from sewing to crochet, right?

(There is a big sale on select yarns from November 1 - 21 with 20% off; free shipping over $80.)

Sampling of 4 Fair Isle yarns
Madeline is 100% acrylic and SO soft. It was easy to work with and I absolutely love this Dahlia color. There is 176 yards and is on sale for the month of November for $3.99 a skein at their website. I started a hat from one end of the skein and a cowl from the other (pretty clever, huh?)

Hat and cowl for my granddaughter
 Here is the darling little child modeling the hat.
Little granddaughter in her Madeline hat
And from the Barclay yarn (color: Surf), I made - wait for it - another hat! Barclay is 42% superwash merino wool, 35% acrylic and 23% viscose (from bamboo).

Girl's hat from my Barclay yarn

I'm still waiting for inspiration from Nantucket. This color is called Day Spa. Absolutely soft with a lovely hand.

Nantucket yarn and hook
I recently received a brand new yarn called Willow that is one of those "cake" yarns. Again, this is a superwash wool (75%) with 25% viscose from bamboo. I found a shawl pattern in my Interweave Crochet magazine from 2012. I started with the words but had to eventually move over to the chart because there was something NOT quite right. I'm amazed with myself being able to read a chart - but, hey - it worked. I used two skeins of Willow in the color Pixie. I love these colors!!

Parakeet is at the top and right under it is Pixie. Love all things variegated!
I began stitching with Parakeet, not really sure where I was going. I was testing my hook size. The feel of this yarn is amazing. It's like a roving, too.

Willow in Parakeet color
Look at this parrot from the Atlanta Zoo. The colors in this Willow yarn are very close!
Parrot in the Atlanta Zoo
I needed that chart really bad! All those abbreviated words got my brain scrambled.
The start of the Tahitian Shawl by Sigrid Arnott
And I finished this in about 2 weeks (I don't crochet every day). These colors are my absolute favorite!
My Tahitian Shawl using 2 skeins of Willow yarn

I even posted this on Ravelry. While this pattern is one for purchase (or you may have the magazine), it is a lovely use of any type of yarn.

Remember, the sale on many of their yarns from November 1 - 21 with 20% off; free shipping over $80. Take a visit to the Fair Isle web site and check out their Facebook page, too.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful work with this yarn... pretty AMAZING!

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  2. Hello Debby! Your crochet projects are lovely. I especially am drooling over the shawl. You did a marvelous crochet job on it! I have not crocheted in years and just discovered a tutorial for sewing fabric squares together and then crocheting them together that I am going to try. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful crochet projects! Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!

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