finished fair isle
i have finished the fair isle. it has been gifted to my niece and modeled and photographed. and i am sorry for being such a lousy photographer. as a knitting documentarist one should probably consider a photography class. my niece said: i would love if you would knit me a sweater with a 'round yoke'. this was the same day i received the opinionated in the mail. so we headed for the lys to get a warm caffe latte alpaca for the body and a baby pink, a mossy green, and greenish brown and a coffee brown alpaca for the yoke. it knits at 25 stitches to 4 inches on addis nr 3½ mm. i used meg's modified percentages for the yoke and the sleeves are 40 % of k. i only did 3 rounds of decreases since the body circumference isn't that big. and there is truly no puckering. highly recommend this pattern. it is great fun and knitting the yoke is like getting a rich dessert after months of dieting. tonight i will start meg's saddle shouldered aran cardi. i like to learn new techniques with every project. but i am also dying to knit another fair isle yoke in jamieson's spindrift. wow. as you can see my niece's family is a whole family of zimmermaniacs. unfortunately the dad was too busy to model in his grey seamless hybrid. and the little girl is my knitting muse as elizabeth is my mentor.