Tuesday, October 17, 2006

it only took 8 months

Fair Isle Pullover With Vertical Stripes
designed by Jane Hill, in the book Sweaters From Camp

There was no natural light today, so this was the best I could do for the boring, flat shot. (There are enough photos of this thing that I didn't feel the need to make this particular photo super special. We all know what it looks like by now.):

Pullover with Vertical Stripes - done


Pullover with Vertical Stripes - modeled

armpit and belly:

Pullover with Vertical Stripes - streeeetch

sleeve decreases are pretty:

Pullover with Vertical Stripes - sleeve decreases

The yarn is Knitpicks Palette, using a colorway completely different than the original. I also knit it to a tighter gauge, as the pattern only has one size, which is too big for me. I added corrugated ribbing to the hem and cuffs (instead of using the purl when you can technique), and opted for plain 2x2 ribbing for the collar, instead of icord. I though I might have gone with corrugated ribbing there, but afraid it would look too busy in that spot. (Also, 2x2 ribbing pulls in more, and is stretchier.) Basically, I took the charts and basic shape from the pattern, and improvised the rest of the details.

... ta-da!

(Next up: new Komi bag for the SnB 2008 calendar, felted hat, a couple of pairs of mittens, and forays into sock design)


Blogger vanessa said...


10/17/2006 3:40 PM  
Blogger Pumpkinmama said...

Really beautiful! Great work.

10/17/2006 4:36 PM  
Blogger Hege said...

Beautiful work! Just gorgeous! I love the colors, the blues you combined are so pretty. It will keep you warm and happy all winter :)

10/17/2006 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the completion! Beautiful sweater and colors.

10/17/2006 5:34 PM  
Blogger Dove Knits said...


10/17/2006 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spectacular. Many congrats!!!

10/17/2006 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! Congrats on getting it finished!

10/17/2006 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on a beautiful knit! I love the armpit and belly shot.

10/17/2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger Glenna C said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! This makes me want to run out and buy that book ;)

10/17/2006 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be tempted to walk around with my arms up all the time if it were my sweater. Gorgeous!

10/17/2006 7:01 PM  
Blogger RheLynn said...

The sleeve decreases are indeed pretty! The colours are so soft!

10/17/2006 7:03 PM  
Blogger spajonas said...

wow, amazing! it's great to see it all come together :)

10/17/2006 7:04 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

Looks fabulous! I especially like the vertical stripe down the sides and underarm. I really must get that book.

10/17/2006 7:40 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Amazingly gorgeous sweater, and it fits you really well. I love your color choices!

10/17/2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger nat said...

It's very pretty! You did a beautiful job of it.

10/17/2006 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's lovely. I've read your blog since the SFCKAL started, and I wasn't a fan of the colourway at first, but it grows on one. And it suits you so well!

10/18/2006 3:42 AM  
Blogger Nanette said...

I love it!! The colors are gorgeous and the sleeve decreases are truly a thing of beauty.

10/18/2006 5:57 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Beautiful! Someday I will attempt Fair Isle...

10/18/2006 6:34 AM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

Hip, hip, hooray! What a beautiful garment to add to your wardrobe. I'll bet you're really proud of yourself for finishing.

I'm curious to hear how Knitpicks Pallete wears. I must admit that I don't care for the colors much in person, but your sweater photographs beautifully. Maybe they are better worked up than they are in the ball.

10/18/2006 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ta da is right! Gorgeous.

10/18/2006 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SO bow to you.

10/18/2006 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So beautiful!

10/19/2006 12:09 AM  
Blogger AnneB said...

WHOOHOO!!! It's gorgeous. I like your colorway so much better than the book. That is inspiration to add it to the Have To Do list.


10/19/2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger Renada said...

wow--simply stunning--it looks great. I feel ashamed to even be in the fair isle ringsite with you..I am humbled!

10/19/2006 4:07 PM  
Blogger Monika said...


10/19/2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Lovely! Lovely! Congratulations!

10/20/2006 4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful! What a gorgeous sweater.

10/20/2006 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did such a precise job, and it really shows. The matching bands of dark color in the middle of the ribbing on the hem and the cuffs is a particularly impressive detail - how did you get that to work out so perfectly??

The whole thing looks perfect -- literally.

10/21/2006 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is stunning, although I particulary like how the pattern come together under the sleeves, and the sides.

Not to mention that it looks as it really fits! Great job!

10/28/2006 1:26 AM  
Blogger Becki said...

How did you end up liking the Knitpicks Palette? I'd particularly like to know if it's holding up well, and how soft it is. Thanks!

1/18/2007 2:49 PM  

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