I heart fair isle

Today is Valentine’s Day, which is all about love; And  instead of telling you about Mr. Smashlee, I figured why not write about one my newest loves. Fair isle knitting.


I’ve dabbled in learning this colour knitting technique however, I had never finished a single project, until now.

At the beginning of 2016 I got a custom order for some beautiful fair isle socks. I’ve seen the pattern being shared on Facebook and I was tagged in it more times then I count. Eventually I took the hint and when I was officially asked to make a pair, I thought
“okay…why not?”

As soon as I started to knit these socks, I was obsessed. I couldn’t stop!  Each section that was completed just made me more and more excited see the finished project.

Surprisingly, they didn’t take me as long as I thought they would (given I have two kids running amok around here) And my yarn didn’t get THAT tangled along the way. I’m also surprised they turned out the way they did. For the first time, I really started to feel like I know what I’m doing. For me Fair isle was always that thing that only REALLY advanced knitters did and I just wasn’t that good at knitting.

I know deep down that was just my insecurities talking. I knew this pattern was something I could do with ease but, yet I’m still surprised I could and that I DID knit it.


I’m sure my Instagram  followers are sick of seeing pictures of these socks, as I documented the whole process , step by step.  But, I promise the blog is the last time I’ll show them off for a while. That is, until I make the next pair…which will be fairly soon as I’m already going through Fair isle withdrawal. And I’m seriously considering making fair isle leggings because, well…Why not?

If you would like to download this pattern  it is a paid download through Ravelry and you can find it here.

Happy Knitting and Thanks for reading!!!



For Custom orders and other inquires you can e-mail me ( Ashlee)  at smashleestitches@gmail.com


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Twitter: @ashleelackovic

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