Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bonjour Fair Isle!

At long last, I've completed the Fair Isle U-Neck.
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Specs:

Pattern: Fair Isle U-Neck from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2006
Yarn: Knit Picks Elegance
Time to complete: October 2006-March 2007
Things I'd change: The sleeves. I hate them. They're way too loose and baggy compared to the body. I'd also change that, too. The body's about 2 inches too big.

Despite what my "what I'd change" list says, I really do like the way the sweater turned out. The yarn is wonderful, very soft and smooth against the skin. The colours worked out alright as well.
When I make a second one (yes, I will! and I already have the yarn for it!) it's going to be smaller, and the sleeves will be 3/4 length instead of full-length.

This second photo shows the colours a bit better.

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7 comments:

Steph said...

COuld you look any less happy in those pics? Really? I don't think you could. But the sweater is wonderful! I like it... Just think: the extra space is great for layering next winter!

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks!

Haha, yeah I know I look a little thrilled in the pics. It was my irritation with the difficultly of self portraiture, as reflected by a bedroom mirror.

Purl said...

The sweater is beautiful--you did a terrific job, and the colors look wonderful.

And your expression is great!

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks! I've already started a (couple) new projects. It's an addiction!

Robin said...

That is a gorgeous sweater - looks really nice on you!! Good work!

Rubys & Purls said...

Wow! It looks great on you! You did a really great job on this one!

Melanie said...

Oh wow,
I remember when you bought they yarn for this pattern and said "I will finish this!" and lo and behold you did! =)
I stated that I wanted to make this project as well...but I have not gotten around to it yet. And I was a bit intimidated by the pattern. But now that I see yours..I think it is totaly do-able (someday. =) )
Great job!