Monday, October 15, 2007

Fair Isle Progress, Again

Never one for patience, I had to sew in the one sleeve I have done and get a peek at how the shoulder/armscye shaping worked out.

Two front views:



and a back view:


I think it looks pretty good. I had to introduce the cardigan to my good friends June Tailor (she's such a ham!) and Mr. Steam. After a nice blast of Mr. Steam while June supported the shoulder area, it looks very professional, if I do say so myself.

I cast on for the next sleeve yesterday. Then bands and a collar. Maybe I'll be done by Halloween.

18 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

That's a fabulous seaming job! It looks great. (And thank you for not saying that you "casted-on" I swear if I see that phrase one more time today I'm gonna scream!)

YarnThrower said...

Your sleeve insertion looks amazing! Awesome, and very brave of you to tackle a set-in sleeve in a fair isle sweater!! The stripes are perfect!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

A perfect fit. It's too nice to wear for Halloween! The kids could get something sticky (mmm...Bit-O-Honey) on it. Go flannel, but maybe hide it beneath.

Bezzie said...

Oooo! It matches so well! Very nice!

dale-harriet said...

Now see - THAT is knitting. Honestly, it's the single most beautiful thing I've ever seen and I bow respectfully in your general direction. I'm really EXCITED! (I don't even aspire to such knitting, but cannot TELL you how exciting I find it -- thank you for sharing that!) Can't wait to see it ON you, the whole thing -- and tell you what, I'll buy! :o)

MollyBeees said...

OMG! It's awesome! Great colors, great workmwomanship. I don't even think it NEEDS another sleeve! :-)

Sue, aka seiding said...

The sleeve looks great. In the fantasy world of my head, I'm knitting this sweater and will be able to wear it on Halloween. There will be a pattern, yes?

Poops said...

I've decided that I would love to spend an afternoon just watching you knit. Oh, the things I would learn...

Leslie said...

Impeccable colorwork, as always! You are an amazing knitter.

ericah64 said...

GORGEOUS!

Terby said...

Cool trick, that.

Magatha said...

That's funny, I have a friend named June Tailor too! Also, I know a Mrs. Steam, I wonder if they are related? ;)
Beautiful job on the sleeve insertion. The fair isle just astounds me.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Poops, that can be arranged.

knitaly said...

Priceless! I followed your work and now I know how long it takes to think, plan, choose yarn and make test swatch and then knit knit knit without feeling stranded!
This is a masterpiece!

Guro said...

Gorgeous!

You've gone and made me want to do colourwork now, and I don't have the knitting time for that at the moment (but I've got my own little hat kit put together, shhhh).

Batty said...

It's lovely!

Sarah said...

I want to come up there and just sit and watch your brain work.

Jessica said...

That is looking just fantastic.