I'm excited to introduce my first "Fair Isle" pattern! Although you are welcome to knit it up in the traditional "knit every row" circular technique, I've designed the hat to be worked in the Peruvian/Andean/Portugese style of knitting. If you've never tried this style, I encourage you to try it now!
This type of knitting involves tensioning the yarn around your neck or on a knitting pin and working inside the hat by purling every round. Creating the purl stitch is a ridiculously simple matter of JUST flicking your thumb AND the colored yarns pretty much strand themselves!
I am a great fan of Andrea Wong, an amazing knitting designer and instructor who is an expert in this style of knitting. If you'd like to learn more about it, you'll find her at: www.andreawongknits.com and you can also check out her videos on You Tube. My pattern also includes these references. If you’re like me, once you’ve tried this, you’re going to want to do all your in-the-round color work this wa