Faux Fair Isle

When Marly Bird started her Spring KAL (My First Socks), I saw a few people on FB using  Red Heart Yarns Faux Fair Isle yarn.

I had already purchased the yarn I wanted to use, however I found the yarn on sale and with a coupon I purchased two skeins for $2.50.

So, I needed a pattern.

Along came an email from Red Heart for the Faux Fair Isle Poncho-perfect!

I cast on an XL.


I chose to use gray as my body color and was liking the look!


Then, I switched to a larger cable and, uh-o, it was way too small.

Seriously small…and, per the pattern I only had a small bit to go.

Continue or stop???

Well, I opted to continue as the pattern was written.


Tadaaaahhhh, my Faux Fair Isle Poncho!


Super cute and SUPER SMALL.

I must be a tight (and I mean TIGHT) knitter.

I believe the size is actually listed as XL-2XL in the pattern.

So, what to do?

Give it to Miss ME of course!


Although this didn’t work out for me, I did learn some things.

First, how to make one right and left…there were many opportunities in the pattern and I feel confident now.

Also, this used a super stretchy bind off!

I’m so glad I learned this, I know I’ll use it again!

No project is a failure, I learn something every time!

Onto finishing the next WIPs (socks and Hagrid’s Home Blanket).

Joining others at Ravelry’s Year of Projects.

Have a great week!

Yarn: Red Heart Faux Fair Isle in Derby 1 skein and Vanna’s Choice  in Linen 1.25 skein.

Needles: US 8

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8 thoughts on “Faux Fair Isle

  1. Becki says:

    Wow, I’m so surprised that you’d get a poncho to fit Miss Me from an adult sized pattern. But she sure looks adorable in it. And she looks like she likes it! Your knitting is beautiful – stitches look perfect, and the yarn is really fun looking.


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      Thank you! At first I thought maybe I messed up with my stitch count but I had the number I was supposed to have at each stage. Since it is acrylic, I knew blocking to stretch wasn’t a option. At least she likes it!


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