Thursday, March 29, 2007

Alpaca Sweater, just in time for spring :p

At long last, I've completed the Fair Isle U-Neck.
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Pattern: Fair Isle U-Neck from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2006
Yarn: Knit Picks Elegance
Time to complete: October 2006-March 2007
Things I'd change: The sleeves. I hate them. They're way too loose and baggy compared to the body. I'd also change that, too. The body's about 2 inches too big.

Despite what my "what I'd change" list says, I really do like the way the sweater turned out. The yarn is wonderful, very soft and smooth against the skin. The colours worked out alright as well.
When I make a second one (yes, I will! and I already have the yarn for it!) it's going to be smaller, and the sleeves will be 3/4 length instead of full-length.

This second photo shows the colours a bit better.

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I saw this over on the Fair-Isle Forever blog too! It's really great looking. I love the colors and the U-neck.

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks :) Yeah, this one's actually been triple-posted!

Criquette said...

Wow, that's incredible. I'm a fairly inexperienced knitter, and I am in awe of your skill!