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rhiandmoi
« on: May 24, 2006 02:07:29 PM »

I have a great idea for a sweater featuring a skully fair isle pattern that if I were a braver person, I would design with steeks. But I am not a brave person. Plus I have never even knit an existing tested pattern with steeks, so I don't think that I really have any business designing a sweater using them. So I was thinking how about a circular yoke? Is that a style that is ready to come back? The sweater would be a gift for a friend that lives in Minnesota, and he is nice enough that he would wear it even if it was really unstylish. But I would rather not give a horribly unstylish gift. What do you all think?
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2006 03:15:37 PM »

SO. WEIRD. I just had the EXACT same idea last weekend!!! My plan is to mix it up - do a really trad style (circular yoke) with trad motif colours (white, grey, black) and a not-so-trad background colour (hot pink, anyone?) and not-so-trad motifs (skulls etc.) I've ordered some more motif yarn and it should arrive soon. I'm excited, so why shouldn't you (or he) be??? I say go for it! and if you decide to go for it, wanna race?  Grin
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rhiandmoi
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006 03:48:59 PM »

Cheesy I am glad I'm not the only one thinking like this. We could be starting a trend. What yarn are you going to use? I've never done a sweater in fingering weight, so I don't even know how much to order.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006 04:46:21 PM »

I dunno, as far as fair isle sweaters go, has the circular yoke ever gone out of style?  Ah well, don't trust me, I'm notoriously unstylish.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2006 04:52:06 PM »

I have been dreaming of a skully fair isle sweater for awhile now. I still haven't finished knitting my first multiple-color fair isle project though (a retro-reindeer beanie in pink and dark green) beacause it was so frustrating. It was supposed to be my practice project before designing a skulls-n-hearts yoke pattern... So yeah, I think that would be pretty much awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2006 08:02:32 PM »

Cheesy I am glad I'm not the only one thinking like this. We could be starting a trend. What yarn are you going to use? I've never done a sweater in fingering weight, so I don't even know how much to order.

I'm not ambitious enough to commit to fingering weight, so I'm going with some Peruvian Highland Wool that I ordered from Elann. I had ordered the hot pink to knit a Chicknits Ribby Cardie but I don't know what I was thinking because it's totally not my style. So it's been sitting around waiting for me to have some divine inspiration.

I dunno, as far as fair isle sweaters go, has the circular yoke ever gone out of style?  Ah well, don't trust me, I'm notoriously unstylish.  Cheesy

I don't think something like a yoked sweater goes out of style per se, it just might not be the trend these days  Wink Who cares anyway, as long as we think it's awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2006 01:20:53 AM »

okay, that's weird... i've started one already with a fair isle pattern on skulls and hearts, which is hopefully going to look *similar* to the Fairly Easy Fair Isle cardigan in SNB nation... except that I'm knitting top down raglan in the round.

It's been on hold while I was making Ysolda's Apocalypse cardy, but I can't wait to pull it out tonight. Want me to post pics? I will have to take some first, or find someone with a decent camera to take them for me!

we all rock! yay skully fair isle.

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2006 10:52:14 AM »

I'd like to see it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2006 11:37:26 PM »

I pulled it out last night, and wow is it crap! haha. my knills have advanced a bit since last year hopefully... it looks like it was knit for a three-shouldered Britney Spears (I lost a marker somewhere and went a bit crazy, and it's very, very short). I will take some pics over the weekend tho and put them up to give you a laugh!

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2006 02:48:05 AM »

i am obsessed with the fair isle right now! okay, i copped out and am mosaic-knitting anatolia,  but when that's done i am TOTALLY doing a round yoked sweater.... mmmm...
i saw a girl at the supermarket last night with the most GORGEOUS (vintage, machine-knit) round-yoke top. the yoke was fair-isles, then knit in lace right up to a high neck. beautiful.
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