Here is a recent picture of the progress that I have made on James' fair isle sweater.
The pattern wants you to do the body completely in the round then steek it for the sleeves. I don't know about you, but cutting my knitting scares me. So I went the safe route and have split it. I will do the front and back upper chest/neck separately then will add the sleeves in. I know that many people steek their sweaters and such, but I am still scared of it. I could just see something horrible happening to it.
I am now working on the upper chest fair isle on my first side. I still have it to finish, the second side and both sleeves. So I still have a way to go before I can call it finished. At least there is some progress on it.
Fair Isle for James
- I am a married Mother of 2 beautiful boys and 1 adorable girl. James was born on 1-1-05. Isaac born on 7-21-09. Anna born on 3-21-12 I have been married since Nov. 2001. I have 3 dogs (white lab/mastiff mix, black lab and black lab mix), 4 black cats, many angora rabbits (French, English and German, many fish, hamsters, hermit crabs, frogs, chickens and our newest additions 2 bottle lambs - or as my husband fondly calls it "the zoo." I currently live in Indiana, but grew up in Ohio. I am a house wife, and absolutely love my job. I have started my own hand dyeing business called Knitted to a T. I sell had dyed yarns, rovings, stitch markers, wool washes, patterns, and many other goodies.