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Old 08-27-2013, 10:13 PM   #11
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Looks awesome!
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:05 PM   #12
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So I used red, orange and yellow (with white squares in the design are the black that makes up the majority of the garment).

On a technical note:

I used two black balls of yarn (one either end as the number of stitches (16) didn't divide into 150 comfortably, so 3 extra (black) stitches on either end.

Hooking stitches across the back, in Fair Isle is one of those techniques you must master before attempting colour work OR YOU'LL END UP A MESS.

I used the formula: any stretch of colour 4 stitches or greater, I hooked the subdominant colour underneath.

Also, depending on the row, I used the simple rule: the colour using the most stitches gets top ranking and the other yarn(s) come UNDER this. Very important for keeping the wrong side of your Fair Isle net and tidy.

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Any further ideas from the experts, Grumpy?? Your thoughts are always welcome.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:42 AM   #13
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Here's an update pic.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:02 AM   #14
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David, this is excellent. I love the flames!!!
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
Here's the flame motive ...
What a cool pattern!

When you said it came from a sock pattern, my first thought was to design some campfire socks.... Around the ankle, a few odd twisty cables for firewood starting in brown, blending into gray where they're ashed, then going into the flame pattern.

See what you've started.
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Here's an update pic.
That's sweet, David!
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So here's an update photo - hope this isn't too boring me crapping on about this but I'm really enjoying knitting with black (though not in poor light!!).
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:51 PM   #18
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That's beautiful!
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Oh, I like! I couldn't quite grasp the design of the flames before. Now I can really see them, yeah, I like!
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You will be the hot guy in this when you wear it. Love it and great work.
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