Friday, May 18, 2007

fair isle yoke sweater





my niece's fair isle jumper is now a fo. i am not happy with my photography skills (where are brooklyn tweed or elli when you need them???) . the body doesn't have a moiré pattern in real life, but i am happy with the result. the shape, the drape and the yoke. and so is the owner. it has been a great learning process knitting this sweater and i am in awe of the pattern and very thankful to vogue magazine that made their own not seamless pattern for ez's original design, which initiated her to start her own business. since october i have knitted so many of her patterns and i have learned so many things about the skill despite having been a knitter since i was a young teenager and in love with sweaters knit on circular needles with unspun icelandic..

the sweater is made of alpaca from my favourite non virtual lys in copenhagen. the gauge is 25 to 4 knit on 3½mm addi turbos. i have 3 increase rounds using meg swansen's suggestions in the opinionated knitter. the upper sleeve is 40% of K. and there is no puckering. the main colour is a warm cafĂ© latte, the yoke colours are baby pink, coffee brown, and greenish brown and a moss green. the inner hems are baby pink using the same method as jared did for his seamless hybrid. the only problem i experienced was trying to knit the sleeves on dpns. it seems i ended up with two different tensions in the beginning and the end of each needle. if you haven't knitted it yet, give it a try. it is great fun.

10 comments:

Monika said...

I couldn't leave a comment on the Zimmermaniac site. I wanted to congratulate you on your pictures and especially the sweater. Yes, the pics are wonderful too, the baby is so adorable und you did a wonderful job with the sweater! I love the color combination. I have yet to knit a raglan sweater, or anything like it! I'm glad I saw your post.

laptitelili said...

It's a wonderful sweater, I love the colour Combo you chose!

filambulle said...

I love your knitting. And as I love tom waits too, I am beginning to think that I should find all the music you like to see if I do love them all too.
You are on my blogline now. Keep knitting... :)

filambulle said...

Speaking of tom waits, I was thrilled to hear one of his songs in the last episode on Brenda Dayne's podcast Cast-on!

Melinda said...

Thank you for letting me know where to find Meg's percentages! :-)

Briana - Horse Hound Knit Spin said...

I commented on the Zimmermania KAL. But I have to say again, this sweater is just gorgeous! I'm inspired.

Hilde C. said...

What a beautiful sweater you've made - I think the choice of colors are great :-)
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog :-)

amy said...

what a beautiful sweater! what type of alpaca yarn did you use.

elizabeth said...

The sweater is lovely and it looks great on her! I'm contemplating knitting a similar sweater and found your post through Google - I'm so glad I did! I love Tom Waits (saw him in Memphis last year) and Gilliam Welch and her very talented husband, Dave Rawlings (saw them last year as well!). You have very good taste!

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