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Location: Indiana, United States

Monday, December 26, 2005

FAIR ISLE ALA NATURAL.....!
I absolutely had to start the new fair isle! I couldn't help myself! Actual peerie pattern courtesy of Sheila McGregors Book of Fair Isle Knitting (Schoolhouse Press), and the yarn courtesy of ME! This is the handspun that I have been working on for about a month trying to spin enough to make this fair isle cardigan in these wonderfully beautiful natural sheep colors! These are 5 colors from local sheep in the northern Indiana area! As you can see, the speckled steek up the center (which is 11 stitches) and I will be cutting it open (of course) to make it a cardigan. I am however using the Philosophers Fair isle knitting method of weaving to knit the body! It just seems to be a bit smoother than regular stranding with this handspun yarn! More coming as the progress continues...... (what socks?) :) Posted by Picasa

5 Comments:

Blogger Crystal said...

Well, it is really coming along. It looks great. I can't wait to see the finished product. I will need to get busy on mine.

8:54 AM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Wow you are the new Ron Schweitzer! With handspun no less:-) It is looking beautiful!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Tina said...

It looks great! In what way does the fair-isle method you use now differ from the other one you use? I only know one....

6:27 AM  
Blogger Liz M. said...

Tina, there is another method that Eugene and Ann Bourgeouis came up with that weaves the colors in as you go along and eliminates the floats in the back of the work. It is called the Philosophers Two-Handed Fair Isle method.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Pugknits said...

vey exquisite work!

1:57 PM  

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