We are heading out early this morning since we have so much stuff to get done. That means a brief blog post my friends. BUT I finished the first pair of Musica!! Ta da!!!
I think these turned out ok - I'm really not at all pleased with fair isle knitting in the round. Now that I look at the pictures I see that I screwed up one of the FI rows. Oh well. It's just about impossible for me to get the rows of color to line up. So, how do you do it? I know all of you smart people out there must have some tricks for getting this done.
I tried the slipping the first stitch of the round thing and that helped but the problem is that almost every round started with a different color so in reality you would really be traveling the opposing color in the slipped stitch making it even more obvious IMHO but I slipped them when I could. It helped but definitely did not solve the problem.
Here's what I'm thinking - that there just needs to be at least two solid rows of color at the join before the fair isle starts. That certainly won't solve the spiraling effect but it will definitely make it less obvious and that way you could slip stitches or not but neither method would be exceptionally obvious. I'm making a second pair of these so I will need to ponder this. I don't want to add in two additional rows because they are already a little on the "not snug" side but I could adjust the fair isle pattern somehow and then make it so there are a few solid rows around the join. Hmmmmmmm...............