Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Finished - "Mattias" fair isle jumper for Charles!

Here is my first significant unselfish knitting project - and my first fair isle project - a jumper for my husband Charles.  He was getting jealous of all the lovely new knits I was getting and asked me to make something for him!

I am pretty happy with how this turned out, seeing as it was my first attempt at fair isle.  Knitting fair isle itself isn't hard, it's just a little annoying to have to weave in the unused yarn so it's not too loopy at the back.  I ended up with some very tangled balls of wool!
Charles really likes his new jumper, he wears it a lot!  But beware this pattern!
I did have to make some heavy modifications to the pattern.  I cast off the underarms where written, but stopped for the neckline much sooner than the pattern indicatd.  Charles' arms aren't as wide as his entire chest, you see.  I also re-did the neckline because it was too loose.  It's all detailed in my Ravelry notes, but it was a bit of a headache making it sit right.
When I first sewed in the sleeves, there was a huge amount of bulk at the front, so I re-did the sleeve heads to be smaller and also tucked in a little of the front armhole when re-sewing them together.  Now it works pretty well!
It is crazy hard to get a good photo of these colours!  It's a denim blue, quite muted in real life.  In photos the white tends to be overexposed which changes everything!
"YES! I have a new jumper!"
Hooray!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm way too selfish to make my husband stuff haha! Well, I made a scarf. ... yours looks great! I'm so impressed at the fair isle, and how you made the pattern work :)

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