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« on: March 14, 2005 08:18:22 PM »

Hey all-
I know some of you were wanting to see this cardigan in different colors, so here's mine. It was such a fun, easy pattern. With such bulky yarn (I used Gjestal Naturgarn from Elann), I was done in no time. It's my first adventure with fair isle too:


« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2005 03:50:51 AM »

I love the pinky-bluey contrast in your colour choices. V cool!

this is very much on my to-knit list...

« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005 08:03:59 AM »


I am about to embark into the world of fair isle myself and am planning this cardigan.

Did you encounter any problems?


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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005 08:27:20 AM »

Love, Love, LOVE the colors!  Great job. 

« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2005 08:31:00 AM »

That's really beautiful! You did a great job!
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2005 01:08:02 PM »

The pattern was so easy- I had no problems at all. I made the size small, and added 2" to the sleeves- it's a good thing I did, as they're just the perfect length. Maybe I just have long arms. Otherwise I didn't change the pattern at all. There aren't any errors in it. The only bad part was weaving in all the ends when I was done- there were so many!!

Fair isle is much easier than I thought it'd be. I knit continental style, so I just held both colors in my left hand. Be careful to leave enough slack between stitches when carrying yarns along- you don't want them to pull the stitches. 

I almost forgot to say Thank You for all of the compliments!  Grin
« Last Edit: March 16, 2005 01:12:04 PM by Bethann » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2005 04:26:20 AM »

well you did a wonderful job!!
I hope mine looks as good! Wink


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