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gollygeeitsamy
« on: October 02, 2008 03:16:00 PM »

Okay so the moment I got Stitch N Bitch Nation I knew I HAD to make the Fairly Easy Fair Isle.
And it was cold enough to today to wear it out. I got LOTS LOTS LOTS of compliments and my friend even told my professor that I knitted it and I had to stand up and show the whole class (that was a bit embarrassing).
I used worsted weight yarn but doubled the strands to meet the gauge.
Yarn Used: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Espresso - around 8-10 skeins (i bought 10)
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Olive
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Dusty Green
Bernat Satin Banana (LOVE THIS its so soft)
So I'm on a college students budget so I opted for just regular yarn and I didn't like any of the bulky yarn at Micheal's so I just went with the worsted weight. I think it came out fairly well.  This took me about 4 weeks on and off knitting. I had a few problems with the sleeves but I definitely learned a lot.
What I learned:
1-YES I can knit a sweater
2-Yes I can knit in fair isle
3-My binding off needs to be looser
4-I need to work on seaming
On to the pictures!!
(sorry my mirror is dirty)



haha my sweater matches my shower curtain.
and I think I'm going to change those buttons.
What do you think?
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claireasaurus
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 03:32:52 PM »

oooooh I need to make this!
I think wooden buttons would be cute!
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Ignitetheairwaves
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008 03:40:09 PM »

Oh my gosh!
Okay this is kind of strange, but I just logged on to craftster and I saw your picture in the newest project section thing. So I clicked on it, and I realized I recognized you and your sweater (which is awesome by the way) I'm pretty sure you're in my Family Development class at AppState?
hah
This is crazy!
But I really love your sweater, I'm working on my first sweater right now!
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008 05:11:42 PM »

I've been thinking about making this sweater as my first sweater!  Did you like to make it? Was it easy? How fast did you knit it? *sorry. very curious*
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gollygeeitsamy
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008 07:56:00 AM »

Oh my gosh!
Okay this is kind of strange, but I just logged on to craftster and I saw your picture in the newest project section thing. So I clicked on it, and I realized I recognized you and your sweater (which is awesome by the way) I'm pretty sure you're in my Family Development class at AppState?
hah
This is crazy!
But I really love your sweater, I'm working on my first sweater right now!
well if you are in ms. carpenters tues/thurs class at 12:30 then we definitely are in the same class. i even knitted some of this sweater in that class. its a small world, haha!! woohoo for first sweaters and appstate!!
I've been thinking about making this sweater as my first sweater!  Did you like to make it? Was it easy? How fast did you knit it? *sorry. very curious*
this would be a great sweater as a first sweater. i had a really great time making it since i fell in love with it. i had an easy time making it and i knitted it for about 3-4 weeks with on and off knitting, its a pretty quick knit. definitely do this project you'll love it!
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AnnieBowser
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008 04:25:09 PM »

I really like the colour combo you used!
Fairly Easy Fairisle was the first sweater I knit, too, & I found it to be pretty fun.
I think yours turned out better than mine, though!
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allnaturalpam
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008 08:01:14 AM »

Okay so the moment I got Stitch N Bitch Nation I knew I HAD to make the Fairly Easy Fair Isle.
And it was cold enough to today to wear it out. I got LOTS LOTS LOTS of compliments and my friend even told my professor that I knitted it and I had to stand up and show the whole class (that was a bit embarrassing).
I used worsted weight yarn but doubled the strands to meet the gauge.
Yarn Used: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Espresso - around 8-10 skeins (i bought 10)
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Olive
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Dusty Green
Bernat Satin Banana (LOVE THIS its so soft)
So I'm on a college students budget so I opted for just regular yarn and I didn't like any of the bulky yarn at Micheal's so I just went with the worsted weight. I think it came out fairly well.  This took me about 4 weeks on and off knitting. I had a few problems with the sleeves but I definitely learned a lot.
What I learned:
1-YES I can knit a sweater
2-Yes I can knit in fair isle
3-My binding off needs to be looser
4-I need to work on seaming
On to the pictures!!
(sorry my mirror is dirty)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/loola/10-2-08019.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/loola/10-2-08009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/loola/10-2-08018.jpg
haha my sweater matches my shower curtain.
and I think I'm going to change those buttons.
What do you think?

very pretty! i'm still debating which sweater to start with as a first, but I may try this one. love it!
~pam
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coreisten
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008 10:11:26 PM »

it's so cute! I need to make this, but I can't find any yarn I like! I may follow your lead and just double up on worsted weight.
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008 05:58:04 AM »

Totally cute!

The bit of green in the sweater brings out your pretty green eyes

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Fleur De Lis
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009 02:00:53 PM »

Wow! I really love this in these colours too - good job!
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Summ3r
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2009 09:20:21 AM »

its cute and you did a great job for this to be your first sweater.... maybe you should redo the buttons...
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lemarsupial
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2009 08:32:52 AM »

[Oh my gosh!
Okay this is kind of strange, but I just logged on to craftster and I saw your picture in the newest project section thing. So I clicked on it, and I realized I recognized you and your sweater (which is awesome by the way) I'm pretty sure you're in my Family Development class at AppState?
hah
This is crazy!
But I really love your sweater, I'm working on my first sweater right now!]

no way no way no way!!!!! I know i'm in kinda late on this thread, but i was definitely just surfing around looking for knitting blogs, found craftster, and happened upon yours. I'm at appstate too! and while i have yet to begin a sweater (yikes!) i knit wool socks for  afghans4Afghans, and I'm in the knitting club. Are either of you two in it? and that's darn crazy.

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