View Full Version : Knitting World Cup FO & More Fair Isle

07-07-2006, 01:51 AM
I finished my Knitting World Cup (http://yarn-monkey.blogspot.com/) project - the Easy VNeck Raglan from Glampyre (www.glampyre.com).

I dont' think I used the right yarn for this (Cascade 220); I think it would have been better in something bulkier, but it was my first adult size sweater knit in the round. Makes me want to knit a bunch more! :D

The 2nd photo is just a chunky winter hat I finished in a couple of days. I find that I'm just storing up hats and scarves now with no specific recipient in mind. I'm sure they'll come in handy for gifts.

07-07-2006, 09:43 AM
Way to go! Those look great!

07-07-2006, 11:15 AM
Wow! Those turned out so fine! I would love to see them modeled now. That always makes it more fun in the forum, I think. We want to see your smiling face! :D

07-07-2006, 12:14 PM
Both are great :thumbsup:
I should finish my last KWC piece today or tomorrow, too.

Jan in CA
07-07-2006, 12:15 PM
Nice work! I love doing fair isle and sweaters, too.

07-07-2006, 12:17 PM
Lovely!!! :inlove: I love fair isle!

07-07-2006, 12:34 PM
Great job Marce! I especially like the hat.

07-07-2006, 12:37 PM
Thanks so much for the compliments!! :D

Red - If I can get access to a digital camera (I'm still clinging to my old school Nikon SLR) I promies I will re-post pictures with these modeled. I love seeing things on the knitter or recipient too! :lol:

07-07-2006, 12:46 PM
Love the colors you used on these! ^_^ They look great. :thumbsup:

07-07-2006, 02:52 PM
Marce everything looks wonderful!

07-07-2006, 05:21 PM
Cindy, FK & Sara:

I've seen your FO's, and I must say that compliments from you really make my day! :blush:

07-07-2006, 10:16 PM
Great job :thumbsup:
I like your colors in the sweater.
Model please.

07-07-2006, 10:23 PM
looks great!!

07-07-2006, 10:48 PM
Everything turned out great! I especially love your hat!!

07-10-2006, 10:25 AM
wow that looks fabulous! Well done :heart:

07-11-2006, 09:49 PM
Great pieces!! I especially love your hat!! :thumbsup:

07-15-2006, 05:10 AM
Very nice - I especially love the colours in the raglan v-neck.

07-15-2006, 10:04 PM
Very nice turn out!! The hat looks so cozy ... :drooling:

07-16-2006, 05:43 PM
Beautiful work! I love the colors on the hat!!

07-16-2006, 06:09 PM
Thanks very much! (Welcome back Amber!)

I'm seriously considering frogging the sweater though (you can read about it here (http://www.livingmywhy.blogspot.com)).

As for the hat, I've already done 2 more since in different colors :lol: I think I'm hooked!

07-16-2006, 06:24 PM
(Welcome back Amber!)

Thanks Marce!

What pattern did you use for the hat?

07-17-2006, 03:53 PM
What pattern did you use for the hat?

Actually, I just used this formula to figure out the # of CO sts

yarn guage per inch x finished circumference = CO sts, then made adjustments to make this # divisible by 4 (the number of dpns I was using). After a few inches I started decreasing with the *K8, k2tg* / knit one round even / *K7, K2tog* / knit one round even method.

For the Fair Isle pattern, I just "winged" it. I read that you shouldn't carry yarn in 2-color knitting over more than 3-5 sts in a pattern, so I just alternated colors every 1, 2, or 3 sts on the row (using one color in my left hand, and one in my right).

It's a fun way to learn FI, and I'm looking forward to being able to predict how stitches will look together so that I can make better patterns on purpose.

07-17-2006, 03:56 PM
Very nice! :thumbsup:

07-17-2006, 06:39 PM
Dang, girl, you're a knitting machine!
I love them! Great job! :thumbsup: