Fair Isle Pullover in testing mode

I’ve finished my Fair Isle Pullover, as pictured, and it’s now up for testing.  I’ve rewritten the pattern to hopefully line up the pattern on the sleeves with the body pattern.  If I get a couple of test knitters, this rewrite can be proved or disproved.

I find collars very flattering, and I’m planning to try out different types of collars in upcoming designs.  This first attempt at a collar is a polo collar.  I wasn’t very optimistic about how it would turn out, so I’m really pleased that it actually came out as it’s supposed to.  Yay for me!

I’m forging ahead as fast as I can on a scarf for the Scarf Festival mentioned in my last post.  The pattern for the main body is very easy to remember, so I’ve had no trouble knitting during our family Harry Potter fest.  We’re hoping to watch all the movies before the next one come’s out.  Tonight we saw the Order of the Phoenix.  It’s a shame that chunks of the book have to be left out so that it doesn’t go for too long.  Enjoyable all the same, though.

Once this scarf is complete, I’ve had a request for some leg warmers.  I haven’t done those before, so that’ll be something fun and new to try.

Fair Isle Pullover nearing completion

I’ve been in a big rut, just not feeling 100%.  I’m on the way back up now. 
Here are some photos of a Fair Isle Pullover sleeve, one in progress and one completed.

Although I don’t have any photos to show it, the pullover is now nearly finished.  It’s all sewn up, collar knitted, and I’m now in the process of weaving in ends.  There are tons of them!  I spent ages on it last night and there’s still lots to go.
I used Shirley Paden’s “Knitwear Design Workshop” to work out how to do a polo collar.  It’s worked out beautifully!  I’m feeling like an awesome clever clogs!!  🙂
I wanting to get this finished so I can get going on a scarf for this year’s Scarf Festival which is being hosted by the National Wool Museum in Geelong.  I haven’t done this before.  It should be fun!
Go on.  Take the plunge and design a scarf for this festival!  Entries close on the 6th of May.  This year’s theme is the Rhythm of Life.

Scarves are great to start designing with.  No shaping issues!  You can just knit till you’ve had enough and then stop.  Entry forms are available from the linked page.