episode 1


Checker-Swirl a Fair Isle Wristband

by Lily Hall Hartley


I love to design Fair Isle patterns.  I just do it for fun.  Here is one I designed recently.  I call it Checker-Swirl because it makes a checker-board pattern, but instead of red & black squares, it has swirls.  You could use this pattern for anything.  I made a wristband from it.  Here’s how.





Approximately 7” circumference and 3” tall – Average woman’s wrist size.



Yarn – I used black & green Cascade 220 scraps


Needles – Size 8 Japanese (about 7 US) 8” circular needle


Notions – 1 stitch marker (optional to mark beginning of row)

Tapestry needle



Cast on 40 sts

Join, being careful not to twist

K2, P2 rib for 2 rounds

Then K Fair Isle according to chart for 10 rounds

K2, P2 rib for 2 rounds

Bind Off

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