There's something about Fair Isle knitting that really speaks to us.
Maybe it's the infinite color combinations, or the graphic nature of the patterns. Maybe it's the fact that stranded colorwork projects tend to be especially cozy. Who knows—we just know that we love it.
Which is not to say that it's easy. Knitting Fair Isle patterns often requires a lot of practice and patience, but the end result is so worth it. If you, too, are inspired by colorwork knitting patterns but are nervous about trying it, here are some tips. (If you're already familiar with colorwork knitting, be sure to watch Emily's video below for some more advanced stranded knitting tricks.)