Faux Fair Isle progress

While doing a lot of nothing it seems (where does all the paperwork come from and the days just fly by) -- I have done a bit of knitting of the Nicky Epstein Faux Fair Isle.

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

Happy Knitting

Comments

  1. I just love the motifs! You know, hats off to you for stranding on the wrong side. Doing the front edges of Delores in knit and purl almost did me in!

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  2. It certainly looks interesting - I don't have that NE book so I'm looking forward to seeing yours finished.

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  3. Anne- From this angle, it's looking very "sea creature". It's different, that's for sure.

    I can't say enough nice things about the Shetland Aran. It's incredible to work with.

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  4. This is going to be absolutely beautiful - a real piece of art indeed! Fantastic work!

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  5. Wow, Anne, that looks tougher than an actual Fair Isle. Is it?

    Love your Alcea. It is really pretty/beautiful.

    I have tried to take pics of myself too. They NEVER turn out. Too dark - and if the flash is on, that is all you can see is that spotlight in the mirror.

    Let me know if you figure how to do it. (g)

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