My first time trying out Fair Isle knitting, that is pretty similar to Intarsia except the patterns used are smaller and recurring. This is an XO pattern for hugs & kisses. Before I start on a sweater, I thought it best to start off with fingerless gloves, using just 1 x black & 1 x variegated wool yarn per pair.
Cast on 40 strands (small pegs) for a medium sized person, I used my mom and dad as gauge. I made 2 sets because I wanted to see the variegated yarn as main colour (MC) and as contrasting colour (CC). For more complex visuals, knitters will use 2 sets of variegated yarns as MC & CC.