Friday, 4 November 2016

Enjoying the Colours

There have been some beautiful colours to admire this Autumn.  The trees have been just amazing.  It's a delight to go for my morning walk and marvel at the gorgeous yellows, reds and oranges.

I've been knitting up some colourful goodness of my own.  My Fair Isle cardigan is now complete.


It's knitted entirely from leftovers of gorgeous Shetland 4ply wool, a mix of Jamieson & Smith and Jamieson's Spindrift.


In total I used 19 different colours and 369g of yarn.  It's a true stashbuster.


I'm really pleased with how it looks and the colour combination is just perfect.

I'm loving knitting Fair Isle (I always do).   It gives me so much pleasure to see the colour patterns evolving.  The only thing I have never knitted in Fair Isle is socks.  For some reason I've shied away from these.  I think I'm worried about the fit.  Socks need to fit well and if the tension is wrong on the Fair Isle, then it could be a disaster.  But I feel that the time is right for me it give it a try, so my next Fair Isle project will definitely be socks.  Just got to steel myself to cast on and get on with it.

Last week was my husband's birthday.  I thought I'd share a picture with you of the cake I made him (I pinched the idea from Pinterest).


He liked the surprise and the cake was delicious. (For anyone concerned, Barbie's legs fitted back on no problem afterwards!)

Have a good weekend.

18 comments:

  1. The cake made me smile, belated birthday wishes for your husband. I am in awe of your talent with the fair isle knitting such a beautiful cardigan. Stunning.

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  2. Well done what a beautiful cardigan, the colours blend so well and the fit is spot n

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  3. What a fabulous cardigan! And a great way to use lots of bits.

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    1. Thank you Claire. It is a great way to use up leftovers, I feel as though I have got a cardigan for free.

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  4. Your cardigan is so lovely. Must have been fun picking out the colours to go together. Fair Isle socks will be interesting. I found it hard using just 2 colours in check not to pull it tight behind. Thank goodness for your strategically placed icing!

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    1. Thank you Ginny. Picking the Colours is always the fun bit. I've cast on my Fair Isle socks, and so far so good!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your hubby Janet the cake is such fun he must have loved it. Your cardigan is amazing so much work has gone into it and the fit is perfect, I hope you'll link it to the new stash party on Sunday it's a great stash-buster. I'm looking forward to seeing your socks I'm sure that they will turn out fine. Have a great weekend. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda. Yes, I'll be joining in with the stash party. Fair Isle knitting really is one of the best ways to use up the stash.

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  6. Your sweater is wonderful Janet, I have no idea how you get so much done so fast. Happy Birthday to your husband.

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  7. That cardigan is so beautiful x

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  8. This cardigan is to die for, I love it and looks so complicated. Beautiful

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  9. Congratulations Janet your lovely cardigan has been featured. :) xx

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  10. Incredible, love your beautiful cardigan!!!

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