Tuesday, May 20 / 9:21 a.m.

Fair Isle
What's the deal with fair isle? I love some of the colour combinations I've seen, but every single pattern I look at is shaped in the traditional, boxy, ugly way. Where are the patterns with shaping? The fitted cardigans? The sleeveless tops? The trendy bands of colour? Why do people always assume that young or stylish knitters aren't ready for anything except stockinette? Why do I keep finding myself faced with patterns I'd like to knit, and patterns I'd like to wear, but not both?