My New Year's knitting resolution is to make something in Fair Isle & to try steeks. So I found a project that has both!
Here's my dated photo:
I ordered the yarn last week & it just arrived today. Now to get to work!
Update Feb 17th:
I finished the actual knitting component of the vest yesterday & spent a couple hours working on the steeks.
Here's the vest before I crocheted the steeks. I think it looks like something out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
This is what the crocheted steek looks like before cutting.
Here's the inside of the steek after cutting
...and the outside
And here's an armhole being worked from the steek facing
I just have to finish one armhole, block, and tack down the insides of the steeks today. I think the finishing of this garment is more time-consuming than the actual knitting itself, but it will be worth it.
UPDATE 2/26/08 **FINISHED!!!**