Saturday, November 18, 2006

Drops pattern Fair Isle Sweater

So this is my first fair isle project. I wanted to be really happy with this sweater. I wanted to LOVE this sweater. I wanted to love it so much, little kids would say "if you love it so much, why don't you marry it?" And then I would say "I will." And then we would get married and spend many wonderful years together and have 1/2 black 1/2 sweater babies, until one day I had a baby that was 1/2 black 1/2 blue Malabrigo, and Mr. Karabella Aurora 8 Fair Isle would scream "whose baby is this?!" and storm out of the delivery room.

But I don't love it as much as all that. I guess it's okay for my first time. But it puckers in places and my increases look sloppy. I still don't know what to do to make my increases less visible, but I did get advice on the puckering. Someone told me every color change or two to give the work a tug so that the carried yarn in back gets pulled out and stretched all the way across flat. I think for something like this, too, I will knit the fair isle part on larger needles.

This was knit in Karabella Aurora 8 on size 7 needles.

Closeup of Yoke

From the front - another headless knitting photo

From the back