I've been intrigued by fair isle knitting and love Elizabeth Zimmermann's style of creating sweaters. I thought I'd try a fair isle sweater ala Elizabeth using some not so precious yarn to give me the courage to steek the front for a cardigan.
I picked up some Cascade 220 in a pretty wasabi heather green color for the body and my favorite pink/green combination yarns for the fair isle. I've been auditioning fair isle motifs and the one pictured above is a chart from Rowan #36 Helga (rav link). I like the motif, but maybe rejigger the color placements. Maybe I'll pick something else entirely, maybe one of Elizabeth's traditional motifs.
Luckily, knitting a cardigan in the round from the bottom up, I have time to experiment. My swatch gauge is proofed in the sleeve, so that's a good thing. I'm planning a slightly fitted cardie with garter stitch borders. Easy!? Hopefully. Any fair isle motifs I should look at?