I bet you all thought I moved to Portland and stopped knitting/sewing/crafting, didn’t you? Well, you might not be so far off–I’ve slowed down a bit, but I’m still at it, and I managed to finish my fair isle vest!
It was my first fair isle project, so I am pretty happy with the results. I used KnitPicks Merino Style yarn. I think I ordered about 12 skeins? Actually, I think I ended up using 10, because I found 2 unused skeins at the bottom of my knitting box. I used my knitting software to design the sweater, and the fair isle pattern is from Kiki. I highly recommend this fair isle pattern for any novice wanting to learn about fair isle.
It looks great. I like the colors you chose. Can you show us a pic of what the inside of the vest looks like? I haven’t done any fair isle knitting yet.
cute, donut. how about showing us your face…i know that there are eyes to go with that mouth 🙂
Very pretty! I liked the way you combined your colors, very effective. Did you split/spit or weave those ends in?
i love your vest! i hope to try fair isle knitting some day – i’m afraid to try knitting with different colors – i might get too confused….
Wow! It’s amazing! Love the colors.
whoa. the vest is amazing!!
wow. that’s gorgeous!
Most beautious! I have casually mentioned that I would like a sampler from KnitPicks for my birthday. I was thinking of making something along the lines of a tank top as here in Virginia I don’t get much of a chance to wear heavy sweaters and I would really like to learn more about fairisle knitting. What kind of software do you use?
That’s beautiful! Those colors are fabulous…I’m so impressed!
Mariko’s amazing, technicolor vest. Gorgeous!
Your sweater looks fab, Mariko! I’m really impressed that you were so ambitious on your first fair-isle project. Mine was the pirate hat. Congrats on a job amazingly done.
Holy! That’s amazing! Great job.
Beautiful! You did a great job, and the colors are lovely.
Wicked cute vest!!!!!!!!!!!
That is beautiful! Excellent job!
It’s beautiful! I love all the colors. They remind me of spring. Thanks for sharing!
Your vest looks beautiful! I love all the colours and the pattern is wonderful. Great job!
I love it! Here I was worried that you’d given up crafty stuff since the move, and you show up with one of the most adorable things you’ve made to date.
ABSOLUTELY FAB! Great job! I recognized that as a kiki-creation even before I read the description 🙂
I love all the color variation there! Nice 🙂
great job! i have yet to tacke a fair isle project. it looks intimidating.
oooh! absolutely stunning 🙂
Finishing that vest is not what I’d call slowing down! Quite an accomplishment I’d say. I just finished a hat using that same pattern but instead of random colors I used a specific color repeat and I’m very pleased. It’s a very adaptable pattern.
Hope that Australian cyclone has not upset your travel plans.
dude. it’s so awesome. now did you steek the armholes? or did you knit flat after the armholes?
Oooooo I love all the colors. Great job!
Quite wonderful for your first fair isle project. Great color selection.
the vest looks great! but actually what i wanted to tell you was that i was in HK the other day and found a notebook with the same quote as your blog!!! i was reading it and thinking ‘this seems so familiar, why is that? what’s it from?’ and then realized it’s from the headline thing on your blog! it was so funny!
Amazing vest! And way cooler than most other fair isle I’ve seen. But haha, I see you’ve called it a ‘simple’ fair isle vest in the righthand sidebar. A contradiction in terms? Or was it relatively simple, for fair isle? And how did you like knitting with the Merino Style?
Very cute! Looks like spring colors!
That turned out great! I love the colors. I can tell your hair is shorter too!
I love it! Making me think just maybe I should give that a try. Hey, have a great time Down Under!
Hey, that’s cute! Which is saying alot coming from this fair-isle hater.
Your sweater is gorgeous!! I love the fun stripes and great color combos!!
I’ve been meaning to use that fair-isle pattern for something – your vest looks great! Did you pick your colors at random? I love the idea of doing that, and I’ve been saving up a ton of scraps… for a future date 🙂