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Old 09-06-2005, 03:00 PM   #1
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Fair Isle, felting, and Xmas stockings
I think I've lost my mind...I have a sweater that I'm half way through the back, but it's k4p4 ribbing, and well, booooring. I have a cable scarf that I'm using as practice to work up to a Lavold sweater, but it's kinda fiddly and I keep having to tink back a bit, which is a pain with cables, I think...

So I got it into my mind to start a NEW project that's more challenging than the sweater but less than the scarf. :rollseyes:

I want to make this stocking:

using this fair isle pattern:

and then felt it. And that's part of my question--do you think that pattern will look ok after felting? I guess just doing it will be a learning experience, and if it doesn't turn out I'll add it to the Museum of Bad Ideas and Failed Projects in my closet, but I looove the yarn color and would rather it worked!

I'd appreciate any advice before I dive in tonight. :XX:
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Old 09-06-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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I think it's worth a shot. You could do a little potholder sized one and see what happens before you invest time in the stocking.
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