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Fair Isle Yoke Pullover

This pullover was knit in the traditional method of knitting the body in the round, re-inforcing the armholes, and then cutting them in. The sleeves were also knit circularly and then sewn to the cut armholes. The yarn is four colors of Knit Picks "Palette" fingering weight 100% wool knit on US#4 needles. I am posting this to show Jesse and others my technique for easy re-inforcing and cutting.

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More fun with fair isle !

I designed this sweater so that the fair isle would provide a nice outline to the yoke, neck and sleeve ends. The yarn is KnitPicks fingering wool "Palette" knit on US # 4 needles. The main color is "thicket", the darker blue is "delta" and the lighter blue is "bluebell".

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Comfy Weekend Sweater

This sweater is Nature Spun 100% wool, worsted weight, color: "Winter Blue". The torso is blocks that are 3 sts wide and 6 rows tall, the yoke is K3, P3. The sizing is roomy and comfortable....to be worn over a turtleneck or flannel shirt, with jeans for outdoor activities in the fall and winter.....Warm, comfy week-end wear!

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Fair Isle....Bright and Bold !

An extravagant and generous friend gave me a gift of the the entire 150 color Knit Picks "Palette" Wool Collection. It truly is a palette of colors to use in my love of fair isle knitting. My usual preference is for darker, muted, or heathered colors, but for my first project I decided to step it up a bit and chose sixteen of the brightest colors.

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Spiral Rib "Illusion" Socks

When spiral ribbing is worked with striped yarn, an interesting illusion is created: diamond zig-zags appear! The perfect yarn for this technique is KnitPicks "Felici"..... the color contrasts are bold and the stripes are broad and even. The color "Foxglove" was used for these socks. Spiral knitting is best worked on a circular needle, as the stitches "travel" as you knit round and round.

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Eucalyptus Sport Weight Sweater

This yarn is Brown Sheep Company's Nature Spun 100% wool sportweight from a one pound cone that was only $16 on sale.The color is "eucalyptus"..... green with a grayish tint. To alleviate the tedium of working plain stockinette stitch and to add textural interest, every fourth row is worked in a pattern repeat of K4, P2, offsetting the purl stitches on alternating pattern rows.

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Autumn Harvest Socks

I call the colorway of these socks "Autumn Harvest"....changing leaves and ripening grapes. The yarn is "On Line Supersocke Neptun-Color"(#1680) The 459 yd, 100 gr ball easily allowed for these men's size 10 socks, with 10" legs....and plenty to spare.

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Longjohn "Woolies"

I made these worsted weight longjohns in the mid 1980's. They are super warm and perfect for frigid winters...like this one ! The gradually shaped legs are joined at the crotch, then the hips are decreased at the center front and back to the ribbed waistband.

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Snowed In Marathon Sweater

Last Friday I was snowed in, so I went "stash diving" and found this Knit Picks "Wool of the Andes" and started a top down raglan. The colors are "grizzly heather" and "opal heather"....warm and cool...earth and sky.
Four days in was frigid cold outside and inside a warm sweater grew!

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My Five Day Fair Isle Raglan

I had fun knitting this top down raglan. No charts or pre-planning...just "composed" as I knit. The yarn is KnitPicks "Chroma" that I bought last year during their half price blow-out sale. The raglan yoke and body took three days to knit, each sleeve took one day....five days of fun!

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