I'm delighted to announce that at long last it's done!
I had hoped to get out of modeling it myself as requested, but unfortunately, Sue suggested a tripod, which unfortunately I have.
It's the best fitting sweater I've ever made for myself.
Fiber - Shetland, both American and British, from both fleece and roving. I had a total of 20 samples to work with and I have several people to thank for this:
- Cathy, who donated a lot of fleece, both locally obtained and from Riverbend Farm.
- Tina, who donated some of her own.
- Sharon, who did the same.
- Mim, from whom I got a sample via Sharon!
Sweater Pattern - Measurements were copied from my Rare Breed Sweater, with an adjustment made for the neckline. Though technically not true Fair Isle knitting, I did use a Fair Isle Stitch Pattern.
Stitch Design - From Anne Field's "Dyepot Fairisle Sweater," The Ashford Book of Spinning, pages 98 - 99. This required calculating yarn amounts for the color rows, details on how I did that here.
Knitting Details -
- Gauge - 6 stitches/inch and 8 rows/inch
- Technique - stranded knitting in the round
- Needle size - US 2 circular for sweater body and sleeves, US 0 for K2P2 ribbing
- Calculating how much of each color I'd need
- Calculating how much I'd need for the ribbing
- COWYAK Cast-on
- COWYAK Pick-up
- Checkerboard steeks
- Wound neckline steek
- Sleeve Increase Calculator
- Siamese Sleeves
- Machine sewn and cut steeks
- Shoulders - knit and bind-off
- Shortening the sleeves
- Buttonholes - Nancy Wiseman's Revised One Row
- Finishing cut steek edges
Posted 18 March 2009 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
See "Techniques Used," above