As requested here is a picture of the completed vest. I just had to do the borders. Two more to go.
Did you knit this flat or in the round and then cut?
That is so beautiful....thanks for the full shot!
I knit it in the round and then cut it. I couldn't imagine knitting fair isle back and forth.
Really fantastic! As a fellow FI enthusiast, I admire your excellent work. How many colours did you use? I like the black background on some of the design rows. The floats are nicely even. Is is a 1x1 ribbing? How do you carry the 2 colour strands - in each other of both in one or the other? I'm envious that you can select the colourway all by yourself! Let's see the other garments!
Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on. ~Billy Connolly
Color choice is exquisite. I love the patterns in understated natural tones--nothing to eclipse the design. Beautiful work, but I still am too timid to enter those fair isle waters. :)
Thanks for showing the whole garment. I love the muted colours and the little band of hearts. Well done.
Thank you for your kind comments. Jesse, the bottom and armhole bands are 2x2 and the button band is st st double (I knit 7 rows purled one row and then knit 7 more and it folded on itself on the purl row). I sometimes carry the wool in each hand or just in my right hand. I used only three colours.
Amazing work. Now do we get to see you model it?
How beautiful. Wonderful colours! Asplund
Beautiful! thank you for the picture.
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I I must agree with everyone, excellent work.
Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.