View Full Version : Finally FO: Lopi Sweater with lots of 1sts:

02-03-2008, 05:27 PM
1. Swore to myself to knit entire sweater in continental stitch to force myself to learn how (only English until now) - check:cheering:
2. First time knitting fairisle (correct name?) - check:happydance:
3. First time making a sweater - check:yay:

let me know what you think and thx for looking!
i hope the pics attached???

02-03-2008, 05:32 PM
Wow - you really did an awsome job! You should be really proud of yourself for all of those "firsts".

02-03-2008, 05:39 PM
It's beautiful!! I can't believe you tackled such an ambitious project for your first sweater, but you did a wonderful job. Congratulations!

02-03-2008, 05:46 PM
That's your first sweater and your first Fair Isle????? That's amazing, great job!

02-03-2008, 06:02 PM
yes it is AND i loved doing it - i already got yarn to start another - this time for me and it's going to be RED.

02-03-2008, 06:03 PM
yes it really feels great to promise yourself that you'll try something different and then really go thru with it. i had fun - except learning how to graft the underarms - that wasn't so fun. lol

02-03-2008, 07:24 PM
Wow! Do you succeed so spectacularly at EVERYtHing you try? That's an impressive looking sweater without any firsts attached, let alone three! Well done!

02-04-2008, 03:42 AM
:passedout: What a job! WTG on the challenges you set for yourself :thumbsup: . It really looks wonderful.

02-04-2008, 09:51 AM
:passedout: lot of 1rsts and it looks wonderful!! :inlove:

sue in canada
02-04-2008, 11:16 AM
That looks beautiful. I think you must have natural knitting talent to do so well on your first sweater.

02-04-2008, 11:29 AM
Wow! That's beautiful!

02-04-2008, 12:09 PM
u r too funny - but thanks for the compliment.

The only reason i think i was able to do this sweater at all is because of all the enthusiasm and excitement that all of you create on this forum. it's a constant source of entertainment and commradery. It makes something i love to do any way a real joy, because i know there are so many of you out there ready and willing to support and share all the fun. Thanks to all

02-04-2008, 12:18 PM
Your sweater is beautiful!

Isn't pick knitting ever so much easier than throwing the yarn? I can't even do that anymore.

What pattern are you going to use for your RED sweater?

02-04-2008, 12:25 PM
Wow! NIce job!!! My first sweater didn't look nearly as well...

02-04-2008, 12:57 PM
i bet yours was beautiful - we are all too critical of our own work - i think we are all perfectionists - right? and thx for the compliment.

02-04-2008, 01:01 PM
well, i don't know if i'd call continental easier - it was a challenge for me and I definitely noticed i knit tighter using continental - but maybe that problem gets better with practice. but i'll keep trying. the other thing now is to try continental style with something that has cables - we'll see how that challenge goes.

My RED sweater is going to the "VIGDIS" from the Elsebeth Lavold book. and another RED sweater i just started this weekend (finished the back panel last night) is the the "Portia" from a Berroco booklet. it's pretty easy so far, we'll see how it goes with the next section. i LOVE RED.

02-04-2008, 02:08 PM

02-04-2008, 04:35 PM
:passedout: AWESOME

02-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Gorgoues sweater. You did a wonderful job! Congrats on all your firsts!!!

02-04-2008, 04:48 PM
wow! Good for you. It looks wonderful, and I have to force myself to do a ROW of continental, and I get too anxious for the finished product, thinking it's going to take too long to learn continental!

02-04-2008, 08:36 PM

Great job! And with so many first - awesome - thanks for sharing :)

02-04-2008, 09:43 PM
Beautiful work!!! And congrats on so many firsts...that's wonderful!!! :muah:

02-04-2008, 09:58 PM
That looks AMAZING!!!!!! welcome to the world of conti knitting!! your fair isle work looks just divine!!

02-05-2008, 02:20 AM
Great!! How do you like the Continental now?

02-05-2008, 11:10 AM
well - continental is still clumsy feeling, but not as bad. i tend to knit much tighter in continental, don't know why, so it's more tiring. but, i assume that when i'm more comfy with it, that will get better. Also, i only have done knit/purl. My next step is to learn how to continental only while doing cables and y/o etc. that will be a real challenge. One thing for sure, with colorwork, it really is helpful to have a different color in each hand, instead of having to drop one color and pick up the other etc.

02-05-2008, 02:17 PM
GREAT looking sweater!!!!

I LOVE :inlove: red too!

Little Audrey
02-05-2008, 09:23 PM
A W E S O M E ! This is my ambition - knit top-down in the round patterned sweater! I have a whole book of patterns but keep getting side-tracked! wow that is truly beautiful! Little Audrey

02-10-2008, 02:46 PM
Impressive collection of firsts! The sweater looks great.

Hygiene Mama
02-10-2008, 06:21 PM
Wow! I love this sweater and the colors too! Great job on a first time project!:cheering: