Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fair Isle progress



The cardigan body is done. I worked out the numbers for the sleeves earlier today. I'm planning to put a collar on as shown in this schematic:


The collar will have corrugated ribbing to match the band at the bottom of the body and the button bands will have narrower corrugated ribbing. The sleeves will have a deeper cap than shown in this schematic. I'll have to work on that drawing separately.

18 comments:

Becky in Iowa :O) said...

Gosh that is pretty. You have just got a way with color.

Betty said...

That is beautiful! I am in awe!

Carol said...

I hate to sound lame, but all I can say is Wow! Like a Christmas morning 3 feet of snow came Wow.
Your knitting makes me say that a lot!

Bezzie said...

You know, everyone oooos and ahhhhs over a certain editor's fair isle like it's better than sliced bread--but your stuff blows hers out of the water in my opinion. I mean yours hums and sparkles!!!

Ruinwen said...

You are so amazing with Fair Isle! I'm just in awe! :)

Zonda said...

You are amazing!! I agree totally with Bezzie too! ;)

knitaly said...

Hi Elizabeth,
When I see your Fair Isle work it makes me wanna try it!!
Your new backgroud color gives much more life to your photos, I like it too!

Heather said...

Beautiful! I love the combination of colour and pattern you have chosen, very effective.

Marina said...

Looks wonderful, Elizabeth!

peri said...

That really is beautiful work Elizabeth - it's inspiring to see. I so look forward to seeing it finished.

P.s - you asked a ? on Knitty re Tiny the spider.....No we don't :-)promise!

MollyBeees said...

Wow! What a beautiful garment! I am awestruck and more than a little jealous! Fancy knittin' there, Tex!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous, as always! You have a way with Fair Isle!

Terby said...

That's going to be quite spectacular.

Poops said...

In all seriousness, you make me want to be a better knitter. That sweater is, for want of a better word, A-FRICKING-MAZING.

*poops throws herself on the floor, prostrate, and chants "I'm not worthy...I'm not worthy..."*

Magatha said...

Don't let it go to your head or anything but you're my idea of a knitting master, and that fair isle justifies my awe.

Emily said...

it's looking great!I really like the design of the whites-on-reds flowers-- they are traditional but innovative. The whole design is.

Sarah said...

Love the way it's coming along- the colors are incredible!

DeltaDawn said...

Fantastic, as usual. Maybe someday....