Tuesday, 10 July 2012

My newly completed Fair Isle Sweater!

Project: Knitted Fair Isle Sweater
Stash Buster? no, I'm very naughty!
Items From Stash: ...
Date Started: May 2012
Date Finished: July 2012
New Techniques Used: none
Wear Again? yes as it seems the Summer is never going to come!

Well you could tell from my Me-Made-Monday post yesterday that I'm partial to a Fair Isle sweater, so say hello to the newest addition to my knitted wardrobe! It's the second piece that I have knitted from the tremendous book "A Stitch in Time, Volume 2" (the first being my mustard cardigan) and I think I'm going to love wearing it just as much as the first!

The original design and colour scheme

I changed the colour scheme from the original pattern completely because I was feeling a lot more girly when I went yarn shopping, so this pink heavy combination was born. I also used Rowan Cashsoft 4 ply yarn rather than the suggested Excelana wool, I love the Rowan Cashsoft, it's so soft and snuggly I can't get enough of it!

I paired the sweater with my New Girl dress
It's just as cute from the back!

This sweater was surprisingly quick to knit up, it took me just under two months from beginning to end, and it was a pleasure to work on, I just love watching a fair isle pattern grow as you work, it's incredibly satisfying! I'm also very happy with how to colour scheme turned out, I can see lots of future sewing projects in pink, blue and green to go with this sweater!

This project yet again affirms my love of the "Stitch in Time" knitting books, they really are the best source for stunning vintage patterns, everything that I have ever knitted from either Volume 1 or 2 has been a pleasure to work on and has turned out perfectly. Once again I am a very happy knitting bunny!

Now, if you'll excuse me I'm off out to show off this sweater on the streets of Plymouth. I think it deserves to be seen!

Bye for now,

Katie xxx


Rachel Proffitt said...

It is gorgeous and definitely needs to be shown off!  Well done :)

Mim McDonald said...

That looks really beautiful - I love the colours you've chosen.

Snippa said...

Your knitting never fails to amaze me.
I've just included you in my Lovely Blog list.

1940sknitter said...

That is beautiful.  I actually prefer the colours you have chosen to the original.  Certainly the weather to wear it :o)

Lynne said...

It's gorgeous!  I do like the colours you picked. :)

emma collier said...

I love your new jumper, congratulations on for getting it done! my books collecting dust.... The colours really suit you, pretty as a picture! xxx

Tasha @ By gum, by golly! said...

YAY! Well it's no surprise that I just adore it! And the color scheme is great on you, seems almost funny saying this about fair isle with so many colors, but it seems like a palette that will go with almost anything. Congrats on your beauteous sweater!

Sabrina said...

So pretty! And, once again, I am in awe of your amazing knitting skills. 

Nacerabouh said...

very nice thank you so much ;)

Cheylou said...

Well Done..What a lovely sweater !

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