Fruits of my take apart shrug. I have a bit more brown left from the less than successful take apart. Still, it makes me feel better to know I’ve made a hat out of the bits.
I cast on 80 stitches in the round and made up the fair isle as I went along. Size 2 needles. Baby hat. It is not difficult. I pretty much changed colors in 3 ‘s. If you are intimidated by fair isle, try not to be. If I can do it you can. I’m serious. I have been knitting for more than a decade now, but I am not that skilled. I get in my comfort zone and usually stay there.
Keep your floats very loose if you can. Floats are when you are not knitting with the opposite color yarn, you are just carrying it behind the live stitches. If I do a fair isle knit up, I do the whole thing in fair isle. This keeps the tension fairly even.
For instance, if you only do a portion of the item in fair isle, it is tighter there than the rest of the parts. Make sense?
The funny thing is that fair isle knitting is far easier to me than pulling apart a garment !