I am slowly reducing my stash of wool but still have a long way to go. The difficulty is knowing what to make with the odd balls of wool as generally there is not enough of one colour to make a complete garment.
I have a Pinterest board for woolwork
and one for yoke sweaters.
I was interested in making a sweater completely on a round needle and using fair isle all the way up the sweater but I don’t have the confidence yet to try that so I thought I would give a cardigan a go and move on from there.
I found a fair isle pattern archive on Pinterest and I chose a classic high buttoning cardigan pattern and then worked out how I could fit in the fair isle pattern.
The pattern I chose was this one.
You can see fro the markings on the paper that the pattern I used was the one on the right hand side.
I transferred the pattern to grid paper so I would have a sheet I could mark as I went along.
I am happy with the finished product but I still have a lots of wool to use.
The buttons are rather bright but they were in my stash so I put them to use.
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I am in awe. I have absolutely no idea how to do this stuff. You lost me at the graph paper stage. Some things are just so far over my head, I can’t even go there! Lovely sweater.
Thank you Jennifer. I am sure you could manage something like this once you tried it, judging from the wonderful creations you produce. You could start with a plain sweater with a simple pattern above the bottom band or you could do a pair of mittens with a simple pattern. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
I might try a mitten – nice and small and not too taxing. Wish me luck, I’m going to try!
You’re so clever, I’m astonished yet again.
Thank you Lorna.