A rainbow-colored Fair Isle knitted cowl by a Flagstaff fiber artist
Flagstaff fiber artist Louise Hall is a master Fair Isle knitter. She brought a handknitted wool cowl she recently finished to the October Flagstaff fiber arts gathering at my house and modeled it for us. She used two self striping yarns to knit the cowl, a rainbow-striped yarn and a muted sage green yarn, both from Knit Picks.
Louise also won the Best of Show ribbon at this year’s Coconino County Fair for a Fair Isle shawl. She brought the shawl, tam and fingerless mitts to the gathering. Janice tried on the shawl and decided she loved it (who wouldn’t).
The two designs are Louise’s. She has plans to sell her knitting patterns through her Etsy store.