Some firsts

davidUK's picture

Dear gents,

At last, I've finished my first full size knitted item for me - Rowan's Nevis cardigan - which seemed to take for ever to sew up. Thanks to Craig for all his sewing up tips.

And my first Fairisle item - a beret.

Have a good weekend all



Mnjack's picture

Very nice job on both. I love the soft colors of the cardigan. The beret is really an eye stopper. Good work.

QueerJoe's picture

Both those items look quite perfect...I'm sure if anyone realizes either of them are hand-made, you will have MANY requests to make them both again.

You look fantastic in that sweater and the red in that Fair Isle beret is rich and beautiful.

scottly's picture

Wow!!!!! The sweater is incredible, as is the hat. Great job!

albert's picture

Stunning workmanship- congratulations!

ronhuber's picture

Give yourself a pat on the back for those projects. Really beautiful - both of them.

bobshome's picture

Very nice work. Your sweater is perfect. I love the cables, they're discreet and the zipper looks professionally sewn in. You did great finishing. The beret is also beautiful fairisle work with great colors.
I don't know how you guys feel about wearing your garments but I don't save mine I wear them all the time and I find our hand made items much sturdier than others. So go for it!

RickMartin's picture

Wow! Once again I'm Soooooo envious of you guys who can make something that is not only beautiful but fits!!!


PieintheSky88's picture

Wow! They don't look like firsts at all. Truly beautiful work! The beret is beautiful and the cardigan looks like you've been making them for years. Congratulations!

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

*All an actor has is their blind faith that they are who they say they are today in any scene.*
~Meryl Streep

Two great pieces of work David. Can you give details of the yarn used for the sweater? It certainly does not look like a first attempt.

Kerry's picture

Both projects look great, and the cardie looks super on you, you slim devil ;)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice knitting , David. I think they are eyecatching. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

purlyman's picture

Wow David - those are both beautiful!! The sweater looks absolutely perfect on you - handsome devil. I want to make it now. Did you steek up the front and put in the zipper? You did an amazing job!!! Congrats!


Tom Hart's picture

Great projects, David. Way beyond my ken but one day.... I especially liked the beret. It’s an inspiration. Haven’t a clue how to make a hat myself yet but, like I say, one day.... And hopefully not a day too far off. I’m taken away completely with all things Fair Isle. All the best, Tom

rc_in_sd's picture

I love the combination of the cabling along with that colorway. Both projects came out beautifully!

Craig's picture

Hi David,
The Nevis looks great, Glad I could help from the other side of the world.
All the best.


Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.