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Topic: Crabby Baltimore Sweater (with Fair Isle Chart!)  (Read 17543 times)
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« on: June 13, 2012 05:58:55 AM »

Hey there, ladies and gents!

Thought I'd pop by to share this sweater before putting it away for the summer...I actually finished it probably a year ago, but never got around to photographing it! It was my first big fair isle project, and I gotta say, I think I'm hooked!

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and a photo to show the whole thing, as well as how I feel when wearing it:



Pattern: "The Life Aquatic" from Debbie Stoller's "Superstar Knitting"--I loved the shape of the sweater, and had been wanting to try out a fair isle yoke for ages, but the original had fish on it! Fish frankly kind of freak me out, so I couldn't see myself immortalizing them on a sweater, but I dug the marine theme...so i stuck some Baltimore crabs on it! Well, they're just crabs, but I hail from Baltimore, so that's what I'll be calling them.  And since drawing up the charts for them was such a fun challenge, I re-charted the entire yoke, adding some seaweedy sort of plantlife as well. And I love it so much!

Yarn: I had loads of "french vanilla" lion brand microspun lying around from a frogged project, and it fit close enough to the prescribed yarn, so I went with that! The colors are mostly done in simply soft, I think...


Here's a kind of boring photo of what it looks like flat...


Overall I'm really pleased with it, much more than I normally am with sweaters I make!
It fits and feels nice, and people always ask me about it!
Maybe that's because it's not every day you see a sweater with crabs on it....

Anyway, thanks for checking it out!
And if you haven't taken a look at Superstar Knitting, I definitely recommend it!
Lotta great patterns in there, time to pick which to knit up next!

UPDATE:
Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Here's the chart I designed, feel free to use it if you'd like! I would love any crabby projects you make with it, please PM me if you've used it!  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012 06:36:20 AM »

OMG *in love!*
That is amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012 06:47:06 AM »

I love this!  Impressed with your skills! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012 06:49:37 AM »

Dang! If I give you my measurements, will you knit me a sweater?  Wink  JK!!  Great job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012 07:22:41 AM »

looks great, I love your modifications.
i also love the transformation of the sweater from flat to being worn--it looks great.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012 07:46:06 AM »


As a crabby Cancer, I love it! Doesn't fair isle go fast? I'd probably die of boredom in the plain section, though  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012 09:10:58 AM »

oh wow, that is such a beautiful sweater!  Absolutely amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012 12:12:56 PM »

Wow this is great!  Love the crabs!
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012 01:00:32 PM »

That is amazing and cute!
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012 03:43:01 PM »

Gorgeous!
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