I sit here, with a view of the forest from our home, and every now and then I picture what my life would have been like if I had stayed home.
Growing up in a big city in Colombia is very different from living here in the woods. I would not change it, to be honest, to be able to raise my kids in such peaceful environments, to see so much green and to listen to the birds singing all day long in the warmer months. The variety of flowers and animal life, the changes of color through the year... these regularly take my breath away... I still our beaches though.
Winters are the hardest months for me. The cold is something I have not gotten used to, and I have found myself trying to feel closer to home through my designs. Recently I started thinking of the Fair Isle Knitting Patterns I have released and what I have noticed is that they all connect to home.
The fair isle work has been admired and admired since I can remember... looking at the colorful and intricate designs from the indigenous communities in my area was always mesmerizing to me. To see how families come together to work on their crafts was always heartwarming and I never expected to now enjoy some of what they have enjoyed for many centuries.
The Sawyer Hill Beanie is a Fair Isle knitting piece designed to work with two-color yarns. It is a piece easy to work on, you can memorize the pattern soon after you start working on it, and just when you think that is it, a pretty decrease takes place.
The decrease is one of my favorite features of this pattern, plus the fact that you can work with your partial skeins of Worsted weight yarn.
Right before I started writing this Blog I finished 5 Sawyer Hill Beanies and I already have more skeins and partial skeins to work with. I love the sight of my white desk and all these colorful balls of yarns waiting there to be used. It is quite a sight. To get a glimpse of what my desk looked like while working on it, you may go here.
The yarn I am featuring with this design is Wool Ease from Lion Brand Yarn. By clicking here on this affiliate link, you will be able to see the color selection and choose the color combos you would like to work with. By purchasing from the link, I will get a small commission and for that, my family and I thank you.
Why did I choose to work with this yarn? Well, the quality is excellent and the price is easy on the pockets. This is the kind of hat I would make this year for men as well as women and the kind that would be just perfect for family photos and perfect for gifts and to match as well. I love making matching sets for my husband and son and another set for my daughter and I.
I have a few Sawyer Beanies Ready to Ship on my Website, so if you are not a knitter but decide to support my work by purchasing, you have a good selection there. Be sure I made each one with love, dedication, care, and fond memories from back home. While working on them I have been enjoying a good selection of my Doterra essential oils in my diffuser to add to the feelings of being productive and feel more energized as well as having a more tranquil space in my Studio. If you need some help deciding which blend would work best for you, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to help you or you can also send me a DM on my Instagram account here.
Now, a few more details about this Knitting Pattern:
Yarn: 2 Balls of Wool-Ease from Lion Brand Yarn. The Main Color requires 1.73 oz of yarn and the Contrast Color 0.81
Needles: Size US 5 / 3.75 mm - 16”/ 40cm circular needles, Size US 8 / 5 mm - 16”/ 40cm circular and ozSize US 8 / 5 mm DPN’s
- Knit and purl through the back loop in the round.
- Fair Isle Knitting
While working on The Sawyer Hill Beanie I thought of my early days of working on Fair isle and when I felt intimidated by working on a piece that just had Charts instead of the added written instructions. In this pattern, you will get the Chart and next to it the written instructions. With this, I hope some of you start to feel confident when learning to read from a Chart and with the written section next to it you can easily make sure that you are reading it correctly.
The Sawyer Hill Beanie is a quick piece to work up and easy to memorize. I hope you have fun choosing colors from the Wool-Ease selection that Lion Brand has or that you find yourself reaching out to the partial skeins you already have in your stash and maybe, like me, experience that feeling of satisfaction when you see these sections in your Knitting space going down and have these yarns being put to good use.
Get the Pattern
You may get The Northern Views Cowl in these platforms:
I will leave here a few other Fair Isle Knitting Patterns that I have released so you can take a look and consider working on one or more of them this year to add to your Fall and Winter wardrobe:
- The Rodadero Cowl
- The Eduardo Hat
- The Anna Cowl
- The Olena Hat
- The Hine Beanie
- The Northern Views Beanie
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The Sawyer Hill Beanie Knitting Pattern and pictures are property of Yesenia Barreto. You may not share the pattern or sell it but you are welcome to sell the finished beanie giving credit to @yessysdesigns and add a link to your listing.
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