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Fair Isle Yoke Class

Monday, February 17, 2020

This is going to have a bunch of photos.

For the class we had homework. Not only to find yarn (preferably the kind indicated) but also in some pleasing to us colors. From one chosen color-knit the body and sleeves of a bitty sweater; sized to fit an American doll.

Homework was done three weeks before class! Usually I am finishing it the night before the class in the hotel! One of the first things we did was join the sleeves to the body.
Note: things always go better with coffee!

On the plane, I was reading the instructor's book about designing pleasing patterns and came to the realization that my color choices were not the best. But I decided to use them anyway and not add anything from the 'swimming pool of color' she brought. Value is immensely important in planning the colors/design so it was easier to start with no color to plan the design.
In real life they look like this.

I did not get very far in class. Just through the first design and decrease row. When I realized I made a mistake within the first 8 stitches of a row and had to tink back I knew I was mentally done for the day! Much of my work was done in my hotel room; either early in the morning or after the evening events. I did manage to finish the yoke. Now all I have is the underarm seaming.

Color mixing is a bit of a struggle. I think it would be wise for me to just knit speed swatches to see how the colors mix and blend before I tackle an adult sized sweater!
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