Fair Isle SocksThese socks sat around waiting to be bound off. I finally did it this week using the elastic bind-off from page 47 of “A Treasury of Magical Knitting” by Cat Bordhi.

The border designs came from Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle knitting. The repeats for each band fit within the total number of stitches so there are no partial repeats. Here’s a picture of the back of the leg
where each round began.

OK, I’ll admit it – I love looking at these socks. Here’s a another picture from the front.

19 thoughts on “Done!

  1. Thanks Rebecca.
    I was inspired by a Blue Moon Fiber Arts pattern called “Fair Isle Socks”. I used the same color scheme and stripes on the feet as their pattern but changed the border patterns on the leg. I also did some shaping of the leg.


  2. Fantastic! When I first saw the socks and read you were knitting with STR, I ordered BlueMoon’s Fair Isle sock pattern (thinking that’s what you were knitting). Then saw your knit leg progress differently. Yours is definitely better! Thanks for the inspiration. Gorgeous!


  3. oops. Just read your comment to Rebecca. Yeah, I thought you might have linked to that pattern. Good thing a girl can never have enough sock patterns! Or socks! I still like having the pattern… and I’ll like the socks even more. Esp. since I happen to have Alice Starmore’s Fair Isle book and have used that chart section myself on various and sundry projects. Of which, socks will be next! Again, thanks for the inspiration. And beautiful photos of outstanding socks.


  4. Hot dog! Those are BEAUTIFUL! And they don’t look too tight, either, which is a problem I often encounter when I try to knit fair isle. Your tension is so nice and even, and the colors are wonderful together. Well done! 🙂


  5. Those are really great socks! And they look really comfy, too 🙂 I think if I were wearing them, though, I would be in trouble, cause I would always be looking at my feet.


  6. Those socks are absolutely beautiful. I’ve returned to look at the pictures several times. I’ve been very nervous about trying Fair Isle. I purchased the “The Art of Fair Isle Knitting” but I’ve been hesitant. Seeing those socks certainly makes me want to try.


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