This simple Fairisle scarf is an ideal introduction to Fairisle knitting, because it is knitted in the round (no purling!) and it is based on a 3-stitch repeat so you never have to ‘catch’ the yarn not in use.
I used 4 shades of Kidsilk Haze but any DK in 2 shades will also work. The Kidsilk Haze is held double and it is colourwashed.
It is also beaded and this is fully explained.
I rate this as easy to moderate.
Yarns, Needles etc
- 2 x 25g balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in White – yarn A
- 1 x 25g ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Turkish Plum (very deep blue) – yarn B
- 1 x 25g ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Midnight (deep blue) – yarn C
- 1 x 25g ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Heavenly (sky blue) – yarn D (OR you can substitute the shades and select shades that will blend as mine do but in another colour group, e.g., pinks or purples instead of blues)
- Approx 800 beads, size 5 or 6
- 1 x 4mm fixed cable circular needle, 40 cm long (or you can knit this magic loop on a longer needle if you prefer this way)
- 1 stitch marker