Back in the summer when we were on our holiday, my sister said to me how much she liked the Fairisle pattern on one of the hats I knitted. She then requested a Christmas cafetiere cozy featuring the poinsettia Fairisle pattern. (The Fairisle chart and the hat pattern was written by and is the copyright of Diane Wilson.)
Last night, a bit fed up with the 2.5mm needles (I love the project but not constantly!), I cast on, twice, as the first time I used the wrong size needles!
I got to the Fairisle late morning:
Finished it off while watching Dr Who on catch up!
Mollie wasn’t massively interested in the finished item… Though she was interested in my lunch!
And unusually for me I went straight upstairs and blocked it!
The yarn is Cascade 220, knitted on 4mm needles. I improvised the pattern using the poinsettia fairisle chart from the hat. 60 stitches wide to 46 rows deep. The original hat by Diane Wilson is Raveled here. It’s also a free pattern!
PS: this is Colin my cat-nephew 😄 who I mentioned earlier. Isn’t he sweet?!