What takes knit projects from normal to holiday festive? Fair Isle patterns! When I think of Christmas and the winter snow, I think of sweaters and beanies covered in this delightful pattern, in various colors and ways.
Explore these 11 free Fair Isle holiday knit patterns that will turn your knit projects from ordinary to holiday ready!
Festive Fair Isle Knit Stocking
Holiday stockings are a great way to show off your talent and make something special for others. Whether you whip up a crochet stocking or a knit stocking, the recipient is sure to love the thoughtful handmade gifts.
Via Marly Bird
Fair Isle Hat
This fair isle hat pattern is an excellent project for anyone who is learning how to knit. This hat is perfect for the colder weather, as it has been knit with super bulky yarn, in Yarn Art Alpine Alpaca (red) and fisherman (the white) Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. It has two colours and a holiday vibe!
Via Handy Little Me
Red Heart Fair Isle Santas
Knit in the round using no more than two colors at a time, this trio of Santas will add charm to your holiday décor. They are just the right size to add to your mantel or a shelf.
Boot Cuff Knitting Pattern
This is a beginner fair isle knitting pattern. Knit with super bulky yarn, so it knits up super quick!
Via Brome Fields
Poinsettia Fair Isle Pullover
Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. This Poinsettia Fair Isle Pullover uses 3 colors to create a pattern and at any one time, the most only 2 colors are involved. The knit pattern uses circular and double-pointed needles to knit top-down in the round.
Little Hearts Mittens
These mittens can be knit with either the magic loop method (my go-to) or with double-pointed needles. It is a more basic mitten pattern geared towards knitters who are new to the magic loop method.
Via Knifty Knittings
Alpine Heights Knit Fair Isle Cowl
This project can help free you from all of those of partial skeins taking up space in your home. Feel free to use any colors that you like or that you have in your stash. Part of the fun is playing with the colors and mixing them up!
Via Mama In A Stitch
Fashionable Fair Isle Sweater
This charming knit sweater pattern is a winter classic. The Fashionable Fair Isle Sweater features a flattering stockinette stitch construction and a charming Fair Isle motif along the yoke. This charming pattern is a great project for the intermediate knitter and will keep crafters engaged from cast on to cast off.
Fair Isle Cushion
Knit up this wonderful cushion designed by Jane Crowfoot in Stylecraft Special DK. Add some colour into your home with this fair isle cushion with a variety of patterns. Soft and easy to knit or crochet, Stylecraft's Special DK yarn has been made with the art of craft in mind.
Fair Isle Beanie
The beanie pattern comes in lady size with a circumference of 22″, it fits on most bigger kids and adult heads. This fair isle beanie is a slouchy structure with a pom-pom attached to the back.
Loom Knit Fair Isle Infinity Scarf
This Fair Isle Loom Knitting is easy to do on the loom as it requires no extra skills if you already know how to do the regular knit stitch. The pattern is both charted and written so work off whichever method you are most comfortable with.
Fair Isle holiday knit patterns are iconic to this winter season. Bringing a fun design to any piece you create, Fair Isle will add a special flair to all of your knit projects.
Have fun creating all of these designs this holiday season and gift everyone you love with a special piece that they’ll cherish throughout the years!