Last year my knitting resolution was to learn Fair Isle. At first it was daunting, but after a few tries I figured out how to hold my yarn in the other hand and work both colors at once. And while I have not finished my project, Funchal Moebius by Kate Davis, I feel I have mastered the technique.
So what do I do this year? For most the answer is obvious. Steeking. But let’s be honest…that scares me too much. I make a fair amount of socks, and while I don’t suffer from SSS (second sock syndrome), I have always been intrigued by the concept of knitting 2 socks at once, one inside the other. Kory Stamper wrote a tutorial about it on Knitty a few years ago. And while I was immediately taken with the idea, the thought of holding yarn in both hands was just too much for me. But now that I have mastered the Fair Isle technique, I think I am ready to try this new adventure.
Using Liberty Wool Light, I am going to use a basic sock pattern to start with, just simple stockinette. I plan to start in the next few weeks, so check back and see my progress.
What are your Knitting Resolutions for the New Year? We’d love to know!