Faux Fair Isle progress
I think I mentioned that rather than doing this in pieces, I'm doing the fronts and back altogether -- but I'm not doing them in the round. Back and forth, purling back, and working with separate balls of yarn where necessary.
This is definitely "Faux" Fair Isle -- it's not a Fair Isle by my definition anyway -- it's a stranded knitting sweater -- there are a few motifs that use 3 shades per row, and there are a few areas where there are blocks of fair isle surrounded by plain colour knitting -- look for the blue area below.
I cut open the armholes on my Alcea body and tried to take a photo myself in the bathroom mirror -- I'll have to get the Hubby to take a photo for me. I need to measure how long I need the sleeves to be and figure out the pattern placement