Thursday, February 15, 2007

Fine Gauge Fair Isle

This was knitted on the Silver Reed 830 fine gauge using the SL4 and DAK. I used 1 strand of each colour, a 2/15 weight 50% Merino, 25% Cashmere and 25% Silk yarn. The tension was 6 and the gauge was 39sts and 46 rws to 10cm. I used all 250 needles to get a width of 64cms(25.2ins).
Showing the neckline. I think I am going to fold over to inside and sew down.


Scottiesews said...

Looks good. Your skills never cease to amaze me. Well done.

Heather said...

Lovely jumper Colin. With that combination of yarn it would be lovely
and soft. Was it some of Richards yarn?
Yes, I think the neck band would look better folded down.

Anonymous said...

Colin, Your designs and the way you put together your yarns to get the
best effect is beautiful. I have admired much of your work. Thank you
for sharing.


Naomi said...


You are a true artist!

Lou Lou said...

Very Beautiful sweater, Colin. Why do you want to fold the collar over?
I love its look the way it stands.
I can understand now why mispatterning was giving you fits!

Mary said...

Colin, I have always admired your sweaters but just haven't written to tell
you so. I think this sweater is outstanding so just had to tell you!
Wonderful work!

Barb said...

Your sweater looks just lovely.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, as always!!


Jan said...

Colin, that work is good!!!

Clarisse said...

Beautiful, Colin! I'm at the beginning of my machine fairisle and
lace punchcard adventure and you are really an inspiration for me :)

starrgirl's world said...

Scrumptious design!! I do love your blog and your talent. Bravo!

Bev said...

It has such a classic appeal. Did you design the FI
design stitches too?


GJR said...

I thought you told me that knitting fair isle made you a bit nervous. After seeing your photo of this jumper, I don't think so. You seem to have mastered it beautifully.

Hope your weekend improves. Portland isn't such a bad place - Portland Oregon or Portland Maine. Oregon is City of the Roses - but it is a bit early for them. Portland Maine has some beautiful lighthouses and lobster!