Friday, 21 March 2014

Block a week Friday



Block 14 Troika



A fair-isle pattern which is worked from a chart...I needed a magnifying glass to see it! I think that you need to be a dedicated knitter to work in fair-isle.  

I really love the finished result but not the making of it, carrying the wool across the back and the counting of stitches does take a lot of dedication to get it right. My finished block was wider at the top than at the bottom, which means I must have carried the wool too tightly across the back.

It would be fun to use it on a small project like a hat or a border for a little sweater or cardigan.  It's not really a difficult pattern but I would say it was fiddly and you are left with 14 ends to weave in.

Rating - intermediate
Curl - 2
size - 6"
ends - 14

More examples of this block

by Appledumpling Loving Hands
by Ftm Loving hands


Progress -  number of different blocks made = 14

Numbers - 14, 17, 24, 30,344041, 42, 45, 5256, 67  98113,
(Click on the number to see the block.)

Number of blocks altogether = 18


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Have a great weekend. :)




12 comments:

  1. That is a lovely pattern and your work is very neat and flat. I like fair isle put can end up with pulls and holes if I'm not careful.....

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  2. Fair Isle...that must be fun but also tough. I started out as a knitter before crochet took over. As I am a "thrower" I find that knitting really hurts my shoulder compared to crochet. Have a lovely weekend. Regards :)

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  3. I love the look of fair-isle and these are beautiful examples. I am sure I could live to be 150 years old and never learn how to do it correctly. :)

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  4. I really like it, but I am with you all that yarn carrying and counting can become tedious.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. My sister used to swiss darn on top of stocking stitch for small amounts of fair isle rather than carry the wool across the back, sounds like a plan to me haha.
    This is looking neat and your brave effort with fair isle is to be applauded dear Linda, you are braver than me :-)

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  6. It looks very fiddly!!!! But it has a great effect! xx

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  7. It really does look lovely Linda, and the colours are so nice together, but I understand about all that carrying over and then the tying off . . . . full marks for patience and perseverance! Joy x

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  8. The good news is you persevered. I certainly don't like difficult patterns. Find it so amazing what some folks are capable of producing. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

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  9. Ooh, that does look special but a bit too fiddly for me. I knitted 2 blocks this week. But they are identical to 2 I knitted a few weeks ago, so I haven't taken any photos. Just one more month to go before I have enough squares to sew into a blanket.

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  10. A wonderful block. Never tried fair isle for the reasons you said xx

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  11. I've been knitting them is strips to save on the sewing up. All will be revealed a.s.a.p.

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  12. This block is so cool. Thank you for sharing the blocks that others have made; it is super fun to see them in different colors

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