Pattern: Interweave Knits,
Fall WINTER 2003
Yarn: Knitpicks Merino Style, 10 skeins Hollyberry, 2 skeins Harvest, 1 skein Storm
Needles: Denise US 5
Finished: January 24, 2006
My first fair isle! Done back and forth, too – so my purl rows are definitely looser than my knit rows. Colourwork isn’t perfect, but who is? I floated the yarn behind, resulting in some damn long yarn pieces back there…
7 stitches, actually! In DK weight yarn! Long I know, but I tried weaving and it just wouldn’t work – the bright yellow showed through way too much.
The sleeve cap on this sucker is a bit weird – usually you’d start by binding off a few stitches, but this one is just “BO 1 at the beginning of following 12 rows”. I didn’t bind off the one stitch – instead I decreased at both ends on the RS rows. Made it a bit difficult to match up with the armhole, but I suppose it worked. The upper arm’s also a bit big for me, but that’s ok.
I made the sweater body a titch longer than in the pattern, about a centimetre or a little more on the front and back. And I used the FULL ten balls of the MC – check out my leftovers:
So cozy and soft, yet not sloppy looking! I just love it!