lk2g-040 Isn’t it Called Fair Isle Knitting?

In this episode of our video podcast we walk you through the stranded knitting techniques and we’ll tell you a little about CAT’s stranded knitting adventures.

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12 Responses to “lk2g-040 Isn’t it Called Fair Isle Knitting?”


  1. 1 Adrienne

    Hi CAT!

    My favorite “method” is the two handed with woven floats technique taught by Philospher’s Wool. They have a fantastic video tutorial on their website. http://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Twohandedvideo.htm

    While my stranded knitting is far from perfect, I dream of fantastic mittens from Charlene Schurch’s “Knitting Marvelous Mittens” A real treasure of a book. Thanks for recommending Selbvubotter, I’ll have to add it to the library soon!

  2. 2 Lisa Sanders

    Hello,
    I enjoyed this episode and already have a new copy of Selbu Votter sitting on my desk waiting to be used!! As my father is from Norway I am always interested in all things Norwegian.
    Thanks so much.

  3. 3 CaroleNJ/SloKnitR

    Hi Cat, Another great episode. I normally knit English style, but resort to continental when my wrists give out. I use the two handed method for stranding and have recently learned a couple of new stitches where I can use this technique – Estonian braid & corrugated ribbing. My biggest problem with stranding is to keep the floats loose enough to prevent puckering. Oh well, practice makes perfect. ( I did pre-order the Starmore book)

  4. 4 Freddie

    Another great episode. Thanks

  5. 5 Nancy aka Ajastoy

    Cat, great info! Very useful since I had just ordered the Selbuvotter Book not even an hour ago!

  6. 6 laura madsen

    WOW beutiful work Cat! I LOVE the mittens!!! thanks!

  7. 7 Paula

    yay! new episode!! Thank you Cat and Eric for doing this. I check almost everyday hoping for a new one even when I am traveling. Thanks for the info I was just about to start on a Fair Isle pattern my friend created but was not sure how to keep my yarn separated.. those mittens are incredible by the way!

  8. 8 Julie

    Hi Cat! Thank you for the wonderful video podcast on stranded knitting. I have done a little bit before but didn’t realize there were more effective ways of holding the yarn. I am finally about to start these sock-slippers (with a sole at the bottom that you sew on). Also, I enjoyed learning about the difference between stranded and fair isle knitting, as well as about those terrific books! You and Eric are wonderful!

  9. 9 Terri Shea

    Cat, thanks so much for the review! Seeing you create your own design with the traditional patterns is a treat – it’s exactly what I hoped would happen. Your mittens are beautiful!

  10. 10 Whitnee

    This was the first episode that I have watched. I have to say I have been really wanting to start doing some stranded work, but I have been nervous about doing it. This has been kind of inspiring to me to give it a try. Really what is the worst that can happen? Frog it and start over again. Like I haven’t done that with a million things anyway. Thank you so much. I am now going back and watching all the old podcasts!

  11. 11 Ute

    Hi, I’m from Germany and I love your Podcats. Thank you soooo much!

  12. 12 Ishie

    Thanks for posting this video. It was so insightful that it even made me try some stranding tonight and I love it. I hope you and Eric continue to make these videos- they very helpful for learning new techniques. Oh, and congratulations for finding a sponsor!

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