I don't mean just changing colors, I mean mastering it with consistent tension, great color combos and no holes! I've spent a lot of years avoiding this and just knitting solid colors and simple stripes, simply because, frankly, color changes scared me. But in 2015, I plan to tackle my fears and work hard to master fair isle.
My first project is a sweet little sweater for my youngest grandson. (He is the tester because, well, he is the smallest!). So I picked this lovely pattern that is available on Ravelry, titled Anders by Sorren Kerr. I fell in love with the pattern and it is extremely well written. Easy to follow, top down, in the round, no seaming, and easy charts for the color work.
The project came out lovely and the sweater is tucked away for Christmas. Not to mention little Nolan's birthday is Christmas Eve, so this sweater is just perfect for him!
As you can see, the tension is pretty good for the snow fall near the top, but I have some work to do to get the tension better near the bottom of the trees. For my first one, I'm ok with that for now, but will definitely work on improvements with future projects.
I've already cast on an adult sweater for my daughter Sara that has some fair isle work. So far it is coming out well, so stay tuned for that update in another month or so.. (it is a big sweater that requires SEAMING.. another technique on my 2015 list!.