I tried to study and remember them all as they fell. The dream of raining yokes was stopped in its tracks the moment the skein of yarn I’d chosen for the base my “Yolk Pullover” appeared on the floor next to some of the yokes. I probably frowned in my sleep remembering that I had chosen the brown Fisherman’s Wool.
Two posts ago (the sweater post) I talked about my Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in the dull, dull brown. Well, without discussing my choice with anyone, I've decided use the brown for the Fair Isle ‘Yoke Pullover’ by Charlotte Quiggle. Now I am positive that there are attractive ‘brown’ fair isle sweaters out there so I have the hope that I can work my stuff and make a half way attractive sweater here. I would say that this is a large stashbusting project though.
A blue Cascade Heather, green Cascade 220, Lambs Pride in wine, Fisherman’s Wool and anonymous baby blue wool is what I'm look at so far for the yoke.
I tried to find colors that were directly related to the brown. I didn’t like any of them and I am not going to make the yoke different rustic colors. I thought I’d try to tie in at least one color with the brown to bring the Fair Isle and the base color together. I may take out the Fisherman’s Wool and change it to a heathered tan. I keep telling myself that I will not feel guilty if I don’t tie the brown into my yoke.
The colors aren’t exactly wacky and how many times have we seen Fair Isle projects where the colors were totally unrelated to the main color?
Yoke Pullover on #8 Circulars
I have already started on the body of the sweater. The color here is not accurate; it’s actually less gray and more brown. More of the heather is showing. I’m enjoying knitting this so far. It has been a while since I have worked on a large straight stitched piece. I can take it anywhere; work on it while watching television, talk on the telephone with it. Nice and easy.
Been There Done That…
I have completed 95% of the knitting of my Forest Canopy. It only took about 2.5 days. See!
I was sweating as I knitted the first 10 rows or so in the beginning. Overall, It was not a bad project considering that I don’t really do lace. All of the trepidation I experienced was for nothing. The Forest Canopy is probably a very easy shawl to do.
I hope to have this posted as an FO soon.