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PixieKnits
06-23-2007, 12:54 AM
Anyone interested in doing a Tomato (http://www.knittingdaily.com/freepatterns/tops/Tomato_Free_Sweater_Pattern128-1.html) KAL? I ordered my yarn, and of course, im doing wool, since i love it! :)

HamburgKnitter
06-23-2007, 07:49 AM
I'm seriously considering this one - I love the sweater. I've never done fair isle, so maybe this is a good project to learn it with?

I'd have to buy some new yarn for this though. Gee, what a problem! :---

lissalue
06-23-2007, 08:39 AM
I am thinking aobut it too, but I have to finish some stuff first. I have too many WIPs, and I too would have to order yarn. Oh, the tragedy. :teehee:

Yarn Doc
06-23-2007, 11:02 AM
I made this a few months ago out of Lion Brand Cotton Ease, and it is a really easy, really fast knit. I was scared of the fair isle at first, but even that went relatively smoothly after I learned how to knit Continental. I just followed the instructions in my Stitch 'n' Bitch book and the Amy's videos and it worked like a charm.

Never did learn how to purl Continental though. Oh well.

Eloewien
06-23-2007, 01:09 PM
I'm thinking of using Cascade Sierra- love the feel of it! Probably blue with something for contrast...

PixieKnits
06-23-2007, 01:30 PM
I still have to finish my sons sweater before i can start LOL

momathome2
06-23-2007, 08:54 PM
Hi,
I, too, love the Tomato sweater pattern. I have never knitted fair isle either but would like to learn. I would be interested in doing a kal on this one if it were a little later in the summer. Right now I am trying to finish up my Bonne Marie Burns waist-coat. It's such a neat pattern. It's her latest and it's called Nicole. I am also working on a shrug using a Drops pattern. Anyway, I saw the Tomato pattern the other day and I loved it.:heart:

clb1968
06-24-2007, 07:14 PM
I really like this pattern also. I printed it off and will study it, not able to start any time soon though, need to save some money for awhile before I buy any more yarn.

PixieKnits
06-29-2007, 02:46 PM
I got my yarn today! :) Im working on something though so it'll have to wait!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-29-2007, 08:58 PM
oooo I started this one a few weeks ago! Now I won't have an excuse not to work on it!

The fair isle in this top is *very very* easy. It's a good first fair isle project, IMHO.

PixieKnits
06-29-2007, 09:36 PM
Im GLAD Hilde because FI kinda intimidates me! :)

clb1968
06-29-2007, 11:19 PM
Here is the post ot the knittingdaily , Tomato progress, she moved the stripe down and added bust darts.

schoen1605
07-02-2007, 10:33 AM
I've started making Tomato, too. I love the neckline!

The 2-color knitting was a little intimidating at first. But, once I got started, it turned out to be fun. By the way, I held one color with one hand and the other with the other. So, now I'm finally able to knit English/American style -- but only if I pretend to hold yarn with my other hand as well.:lol:

I may not have really gotten the concept of Tomato. I'm making it in navy blue wool yarn with a lighter blue contrasting color. (I guess it's a tomato/blueberry hybrid.) I didn't move the stripe, but then I'm short waisted.

PixieKnits
07-05-2007, 09:16 PM
I am making mine in Navy Blue and a Baby blue too! ;)

cindyln
07-11-2007, 03:41 PM
I started mine yesterday. I am using Cotton Ease in gray with a light blue stripe. Right now it is slow and boring.

PixieKnits
07-11-2007, 10:53 PM
i swatched last night, and i had to buy new needles! as i need a size 10 NEEDLE!!! lol i had to buy new needles

cindyln
07-13-2007, 12:29 AM
you had to get larger needles? What yarn are you using?

PixieKnits
07-13-2007, 03:58 PM
Im using a worsted weight wool, but im a VERY VERY tight knitter by nature, so in order to get guage i had to get a larger needle.

clb1968
07-16-2007, 10:55 PM
I made this a few months ago out of Lion Brand Cotton Ease, and it is a really easy, really fast knit. I was scared of the fair isle at first, but even that went relatively smoothly after I learned how to knit Continental. I just followed the instructions in my Stitch 'n' Bitch book and the Amy's videos and it worked like a charm.

Never did learn how to purl Continental though. Oh well.

So the Cotton Ease worked out well for this ? I saw it at Micheal's and thought about buying some , but could not remember how much I needed.

PixieKnits
07-21-2007, 09:25 PM
im casting on for this tonight! :)

cindyln
08-02-2007, 04:26 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/98005573@N00/987312944/in/set-72157601174318118/Mine is finished!! It is blocking now. I made the medium and it fits perfect. I made it a couple of inches longer than the pattern because I like my sweaters long.

PixieKnits
08-08-2007, 03:56 PM
Very Nice Cindy!!!

PixieKnits
08-21-2007, 11:19 PM
i frogged mine and i decided, bad penny is more my style ;)

nkyknitter
08-22-2007, 10:06 AM
I have Tomato in my list of 'future projects' I already have the yarn so when you are all ready to start, I am in. However, I am not going to do the fair isle on mine, as I am using a yarn I have, and I only have one color.