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« on: February 23, 2010 06:14:05 PM »

A month ago, my dad took me to New York to look at colleges that I want to go to. It was my first trip out of Southern California. Also, it was my first trip to anywhere that cold. I'm used to very warm weather. My dad had a bunch of really neat sweaters that he wore on the trip. I'd never seen the sweaters before. One of them was a really cool fair isle sweater. So, I decided I wanted one, too.
I made my own little chart thing to follow and I just did a basic top-down raglan. I used five skeins of Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn, so it's really nice for the weather here right now(and it surprisingly doesn't weigh five billion pounds). It only took me a week to knit. I absolutely love it. It's so cozy and I love the colors. It's the first sweater I've ever made for myself. And it was my first attempt at fair isle.
 

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I thought this picture would show the design better.
It was originally supposed to be hearts, chickens, and cats. But it looks more like hearts(which are blue and a little hard to see in the picture), ducks, and scotties. But I like scotties and ducks, so it's ok. I really love how it turned out.
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010 06:54:43 PM »

Love the pattern. You did a great job. So cute.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010 07:44:46 PM »

Wow! First Fair Isle and first sweater??? I never would have guessed. It turned out amazing. The fit looks perfect and that is not easy to achieve with hand-knit sweaters. You should be super proud of your work.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010 08:50:31 PM »

Impressive - it looks great!!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 09:30:04 PM »

wow~~ this is really great!! you should be super proud of your self!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010 04:49:21 AM »

this is FABULOUS!!!! I keep telling myself I'm ready to start a sweater but it seems like such a huge project!

Congrats on that cool sweater
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 08:02:36 AM »

Pretty awesome! It's a gorgeous sweater. I'm curious as to what an all-cotton sweater would feel like. I've never really heard of it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010 08:39:21 AM »

Excellent!

top down or bottom up? Either way, the fit is fabulous.
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010 03:19:48 PM »

Love the pattern. You did a great job. So cute.
Thank you so much Cheesy

Wow! First Fair Isle and first sweater??? I never would have guessed. It turned out amazing. The fit looks perfect and that is not easy to achieve with hand-knit sweaters. You should be super proud of your work.
Well, it's my second sweater. The first was a pain in the butt cardigan for my boyfriend. But this is my first of my own pattern. And first for myself.
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Impressive - it looks great!!!
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this is FABULOUS!!!! I keep telling myself I'm ready to start a sweater but it seems like such a huge project!

Congrats on that cool sweater
They're not so big of a project when you use biggish yarn. Wink
This was really a surprisingly fast knit.
You could always knit teddy bear sweaters though.
Thank you! Cheesy

Pretty awesome! It's a gorgeous sweater. I'm curious as to what an all-cotton sweater would feel like. I've never really heard of it!
Thank you. Smiley
I've always had horrible allergies to synthetic fibers and wool. So I've always used cotton.
This sweater is terribly soft and comfy and I love it.
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top down or bottom up? Either way, the fit is fabulous.
Top down. Thank you very much. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010 09:08:04 AM »

I agree with the posters above, wicked sweater with a great fit.  You must have mastered that whole swatching business that I simply can't be bothered with.
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