Monday, 21 September 2009

Fairisle-effect sweater finished

Wow! I love this sweater which I finished last night. The yarn is so soft and the colours so dainty and feminine.

The yarn is Sirdar crofter fair isle-effect DK. As with most Sirdar yarns, it goes a long way. I only used 5 balls.
I improvised the pattern. I wanted something plain knit to show off the beautiful colour changes so I started off knitting a round-necked sweater. When it came to knitting the front I decided to add interest by making the button opening (based on a number of Kim Hargreaves patterns).

Rather than ribbed cuffs and hem I changed to frilled ones. This adds to the femininity of the sweater. The neckband is garter stitch.

I still have 5 balls of the yarn left so I can look forward to knitting with the yarn again.

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