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Old 01-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Anyone Interested in a Fair Isle KAL?
Some of you may have seen my post that I want to do my first Fair Isle project. I thought maybe others out there would like to dive in to some stranded colorwork also!

I had a lot of fun with the last (ok, only) KAL that I did, because it had a great leader (Artlady) and I learned a lot from others' questions during the KAL. I asked Ingrid and she is willing to help out and answer our questions! As you may know, Ingrid has a little experience with colorwork.

Since I'm sure we won't all want to knit the same thing, I'd say any Fair Isle or stranded work is fair game (ie not intarsia). It doesn't have to be your first project, either. Any additional experience will be helpful to the rest of us! I think I'm going to do the Lusekofte sweater kit from Knitpicks. But you could do mittens, socks, a hat, a bag...

Here are a couple of other ideas (Rav links):
Endpaper Mitts
Harika Socks (I luuuv these socks)
Sapporo (another one I was considering)
Cottage Garden

I would like to start around Feb 1, to give me time to finish up a few things, decide on a pattern, and get supplies. If anyone's interested, post here! I'll make a thread in the KAL folder when we start knitting.

Cmon, you know you want to try some colorful Fair Isle!!!
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Old 01-17-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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I've got a couple things I've been wanting to make I think I'm in if I can get the yarn together!
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Fair Isle is one of my goals this year. I want to practice on something to be able to do Nonna's Garden Shawl I will see if I can find my example pattern and join in. Looking forward to it!
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:59 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by CognizantAmiga View Post
Fair Isle is one of my goals this year. I want to practice on something to be able to do Nonna's Garden Shawl I will see if I can find my example pattern and join in. Looking forward to it!
Nonna's Garden Shawl is a BEAUTIFUL piece but I believe it is Intarsia not FI.


I LOVE LOVE LOVE FI, currently have 3 projects OTN. It's the best kept secret of knitting, looks hard but it really isn't and when you finish a project everyone thinks you are a knitting GODDESS.

I encourage anyone who has an interest to give it a try, it's w WONDERFUL thing!!!!
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I agree with Ginny, that looks like intarsia. So what are your FI projects OTN, Ginny?

Maybe I should have opened up the KAL to intarsia, it seems no one wants to join me except Jan.

Regardless, I'm trucking along on the 2 projects I need to finish up before starting my sweater, and I ordered the Lusekofte kit. Doesn't anyone else want to make that sweater? It totally caught my eye when I opened the catalog.

Cmon KHers!!!
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Originally Posted by laikabear View Post
I agree with Ginny, that looks like intarsia. So what are your FI projects OTN, Ginny?

Maybe I should have opened up the KAL to intarsia, it seems no one wants to join me except Jan.

Regardless, I'm trucking along on the 2 projects I need to finish up before starting my sweater, and I ordered the Lusekofte kit. Doesn't anyone else want to make that sweater? It totally caught my eye when I opened the catalog.

Cmon KHers!!!
I have a thistle vest (about 70% done), a baby sweater (completed but waiting for the steeks to be cut and assembled) and an Elizabeth Zimmerman Norwegian sweater about half done. You can see them on my Ravelry page.

I LOVE the Lusekofte sweater and actually considered ordering the kit but I have SO MANY other things waiting to be done.
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I must say that I really like that sweater. Hmmmmm. . . . I wish they only sold the pattern. I'm sure I have enough yarn. Maybe I'll take a look through my Fair Isle books and see if something grabs me. I've been uninspired lately, starting lots of things and finishing none.

Maybe a FI will get me going. . . .
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I just bought a book called Color Style and it actually has several sweater patterns I would like to knit, and one pair of socks. Some of it is intarsia and other types of colorwork, but there's a Mohair Fair Isle with bell sleeves that I think is really cute. The only thing I don't like is that the sleeves are ribbed and where they decrease on top of the shoulders looks a little weird. I guess it's hard to do hidden decreases in ribbing.

There's actually another sweater in there I like a lot also, on the cover. I think that's just slip stitches and not real FI though. I didn't like the turtleneck on the one in the book, but the link goes to someone's Rav page that made one with a plain neck and it looks fantastic!

And there's a pair of socks I have to have even though I don't really knit socks...

I'm going to start with Lusekofte, though. I think it sucks that they aren't selling just the pattern, too! I am fine using Telemark because I don't have anything in my (small) stash that would work. I think I'm going to do a different lower band though - either a hem or corrugated ribbing. I don't think the plain ribbing goes with the sweater. I can't wait till my Lusekofte kit gets here!
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OMG Ginny that Thistle vest is gaawwwgeous!

I like the EZ sweater too. I am getting really into EZ lately. I have the last of her books I don't already have on order. I might want to do one of her yoke sweaters after I'm done with Lusekofte. I'm so crazy for sweaters right now. It has to be the weather. It's so cold here, ICK!
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Well, I broke down and ordered the kit. Not too bad since I haven't ordered yarn in 6 months or so. !!!! for me!

I'll let you know when I get it!
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