I'm taking "Switch to Continental Style Knitting" and "The Joy of Steeks". I signed up for both in hopes of doing more stranded color knitting. I've been adding to my Favorites list in anticipation of starting a related project. Here are a few I'm thinking about for future reference:
1) It seems sensible to start with a hat for practice. I like these Fair Isle Hats by Ruth Sorenson which I found at Knit Purl:
2) I don't wear vests much, but I'm still drawn to knit this Fyne Vest from Rowan:
3) Finally, I'd like to knit a traditional Fair Isle sweater and use my new steeking skills to make a cardigan from one of these patterns (ravelry links), or something similar to these:
Fair Isle Yoke Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Bohus Forest Darkness by Annika Malmstrom-Bladini
That brings me back to the next item on my finishing to-do list. I knit the Equinox Yoke Pullover by Michele Rose Orne but I still need to weave in the many ends and seam it.
So I guess I can say I've already done some stranded knitting, but I think I was in over my head. I feel stuck as far as the finishing work and I'm just hoping that my tension was even enough and that it will fit when I'm done.
I'm going to sit down and work on it as soon as I finish the birthday gift socks I started. I'm done with the heels so I'm solidly past the halfway mark:
I'm growing attached to this pair, but the good thing about knitting a gift is that I can always make another one!