I've never tried Fair Isle knitting before, but this morning while I was washing my hair I got a brilliant idea. I had the idea that I should not only try Fair Isle for the first time today, but I should also make my own pattern! I figured it couldn't be that hard, since I only wanted to do simple hearts around a coffee cozy.
I got out the graph paper (well, printed it from a free graph paper website- you can find anything online!) and drew up a chart. Then I got to work knitting. I had to watch a Youtube video to see how to carry the second yarn (I watched my Aunt Linda show my sister, but forgot).
Pretty soon I had this:
I was pretty excited! But then I felted it, since my coffee cozies are knit bigger than the coffee cups. The hearts got a bit distorted, and they even resemble lips.
I'm going to change up the pattern just a tad and see how it felts.
Hopefully I'll have a couple cozies in the shop soon!