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Topic: Fair Isle U-neck Pullover (vest) in handspun yarn  (Read 1412 times)
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Miss_westenra
« on: December 30, 2007 06:11:55 PM »

I finished this around Thanksgiving so I could wear it for family. I took some pictures myself but they weren't that great. My aunt finally got the picture she took of me so now I can make a decent post of this thing:


(that's sparkling cider in that glass, if anyone asks, I'm not 21 yet!)






Pattern: Fair Isle U-neck pullover by Mary Lynn Patrick in VK Fall '06
Yarn: Handspun from my aunt Kathy, who raises sheep, spins their wool, and dyes it naturally. The dyes used for these yarns were cochineal for pink, madder root for the orange (I may have those two switched, I can never keep them straight), indigo for blue, and logwood for the purple. The brown is natural black sheep.
Needles: US 5 for the body and 4 for the ribbing
Notes: I made this a vest instead cause I knew I wouldn't wear it as a pullover. Plus I was getting sick of this pattern. I just picked up stitches around the armholes and did the same pattern as the neckline and hem. I started this shortly after the magazine came out, and just finished it a month ago. It sat for a while. I was not so into working on it, but I'm glad I got it finished.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007 06:25:52 PM »

Not only is it a gorgeous sweater; your drink matches your belt. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007 08:09:29 PM »

That's so pretty! Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007 08:32:15 PM »

Thanks!

Not only is it a gorgeous sweater; your drink matches your belt. Grin

haha, that it does!
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007 06:23:26 AM »

Wow! That is gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007 08:55:45 AM »

Great job! I am planning to cast on for the sweater soon but it's tempting to do the vest now that I see yours!
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007 04:29:46 PM »

that is gorgeous! and it looks very soft Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2007 04:34:10 PM »

Wow that looks great!
I can wait to make something that beautiful when I learn to spin & dye my own wool Grin
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Miss_westenra
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2007 04:59:29 PM »

Thanks!

Wow that looks great!
I can wait to make something that beautiful when I learn to spin & dye my own wool Grin

Yeah, I can't wait to be able to spin nice yarn of my own, but I was very lucky to have a family member who trades me yarn for jewelry (my other crafty passion) and who the rest of my family will buy yarn for me from. I have very lovely yarn around that has some incredible sentimental value, I might as well make beautiful things from it!
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