I love summer. Especially when I don't have to go to work!
I finished up yesterday lunchtime until August 31. Yipee!
To mark the occasion, I finished this last night:
My Seamless Colourwork Yoke Sweater. Isn't it great?
Here's a close up of the fair-isle yoke:
I'm really pleased with it. I think I got the stranding just right. I was afraid I was leaving them too loose, but upon soaking & shaping I think they're fine.
Pattern: Seamless Colourwork Yoke Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith Shetland 2 ply Jumper Weight
Needles: 3.5mm Knit Picks Circulars.
If I were to knit this again (and I will) changes I would make would be to use a smaller needle for the ribbing as I think it's a bit loose. I also think the neck is a bit wide. I suppose that's a victim of the larger sizing for the EPS?
I'd love to make one of these into a Henley Neck seater. I think it'd be lovely.
Alice wants one too. Only she wants hers in pink. I should have known!
This sweater was really cheap to make, Jamieson & Smith yarn is dirt cheap for 100% shetland! I love the stuff. The colours are gorgeous too.
I can't believe I finished this in a week, from the joining of the sleeves. I had let this sit around for approx 6 months. Just goes to show how lazy I am, or how scared I was of the fair isle.
So now, on to enjoying my time off & moving on to my next UFO - the Summit Shawl.
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