fair isle, in progress.

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Here’s progress on my First Fair Isle Sweater by yu co, featured in Amirisu magazine. I actually had to rip a few rows back because I forgot to change my background color to the cast iron, and I want to follow the fair isle pattern as written.

This is the project I’m working on for the So Very Shannon “BT in the Wild” knit along, which started in August–the goal is to knit a sweater featuring either Brooklyn Tweed yarns or a Brooklyn Tweed pattern. I’m using Loft, which of course, is a dream, as always. Despite all knitters voting for a two-week extension, I’m still definitely not finishing in time, which is a bummer, but onto focusing on the positives.

I’m loving the way it’s coming out and I think my colors are contrasting enough to really show the color work. I learned some interesting new techniques for the neckline and sleeve shaping and if it fits well, I might use as a guide in the future. This is also a stash busting project–a goal of mine in most of my knitting for the past few years–and I’m thrilled to know I didn’t have to purchase new materials to make this sweater.

Here’s to cooler climes; I’ll have the impulse to work on it this weekend.

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