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Topic: Fair Isl U-Neck from Fall 06 Vogue Knitting  (Read 9913 times)
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« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2006 04:36:00 PM »

They probably safety pinned it in the back to make it look like that.   Tongue
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« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2006 02:25:40 PM »

The magazine says: Very close-fitting pullover with shaped side seams...


Okay, I got this issue of VK and that's when I decided that I needed to knit this sweater. I never had the ambition to knit a sweater before, let alone a fair isle. I've never done either, but I'm going to get yarn, and try...I only hope it works. At least there's this knit along to help me!
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« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2006 08:36:45 PM »

I'm sort of getting something that resembles a fitted sweater. I'm still on the back (just an inch and a half to go!!), but I can see it taking shape. I don't think the waist will be as fitted as I liked, but I wouldn't mind if it were longer, so I might try to shape it when I block it. A little nervous about how to block mine since it's all alpaca yarn. There're certainly a lot of fuzzies I'll have to look out for! Pictures soon I swear!!
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« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2006 01:32:24 AM »

Well, I'm currently in the middle of the first repeat of chart 2 for the back body (flat fair isle can suck my toe) and so far this is going surprisingly well. I had concerns about my tension with the fair isle, but apparently my past issues with it stemmed from my use of DPNs and, with the exception of a few slightly too loose stitches closer to the hem, my tension is beautiful.

I'm loving my colour choices, although I accidentally bought the 4 tertiary colours in amounts that were the reverse of what I had intended. It doesn't matter as long as I use them consistently, but it does mean that what I'm knitting has very different tonal relationships than those charted. It can be a little confusing at times.

Ummmm........pictures later.
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« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2006 11:03:07 AM »

I have just finished the back Kiss

I am liking my colors more and more as I go, but all the loose ends! I am feeling jealous of all of you who decided to do this in the round.

It seems like mine is coming out a little big though, so maybe I can make it tighter when I seam it- so there is one upside of seaming this baby!

I'd love to see pictures of other color combinations!
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« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2006 11:10:28 AM »

I can't wait to see everyone else's colours too!
(pictures soon, I swear!) Grin
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« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2006 01:02:26 AM »

Soooo.....I hit a snag. I was doing fine with this in the round, but as soon as I started shaping the neckline and had to switch to working flat I couldn't figure out a decent way to minimize the number of loose ends while maintaining my nice, even tension. My situation is compounded by the fack that my start-of-round is where the left side seam would be, so the section between it and the neckline edge is always one row ahead of the rest of the sweater.

Any tips?
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« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2006 08:28:35 PM »

Okay! Time for pictures!! Cheesy

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It's so soft it's driving me crazy. 100% baby alpaca for the blue, and the rest is 50% wool 50% alpaca. I think I am getting it dirty from all the times I keep touching it! XD

Time for the front!!
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« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2006 04:28:48 AM »

ROCK! I finished the body!



Stupid lousy low-indoor-light-at-night pictures....





Yes, that's right. I do have 2 versions of chart 2 in there. I did the first one and decided it stood out too much but was far too lazy to frog back and redo it. At least I won't have to recreate my fuckup on the sleeves (I'm making them 3/4 length, so I get to start out with chart 3. ^_^)



Chart 3 is my favourite, aesthetically, but DAMN is it a bitch with the tension and the triple thickness of yarn.



I actually knit the neckband and started a sleeve after that little photoshoot, but you only get to imagine how well this fits so far because I'm too lazy to take lame shots of it on me yet. Let's just say it, well, it fits fabulously. Like, perfect curve-skimming, cleavage-framing, hipbone-hugging fabulous. This may actually be the first sweater I make that I will actually wear on a regular basis.
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« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2006 10:26:15 AM »

Wow Juniperl13 the progress on your sweater looks amazing! The colors are fantastic.

For some reason the last chart picture reminds me of some color charts I've seen of Star Wars knitting, those little evil Empire fighters I think. That could just be me though.
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