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Evenly Yoked
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Evenly Yoked

I had high hopes of finishing my Jacquard Pulli before the end of September, and also the end of Project Spectrum.  It seemed like the perfect swan song… alas, I don’t think I can fit sixty rows of Fair Isle into now and tomorrow, but I may be able to make a small dent.  As it stands now, the sleeves and complete and it has been successfully yoked on to a 48″ circular needle.

Equally Yoked:  Jacquard Pulli

Every time I knit a yoked sweater (this is my third) I wonder why I don’t make all my sweaters this way.  It is so intuitive.  It feels so right.  Maybe I was a yoked sweater in a previous life.  What I am trying to say is that I love it.  And if I get my way, there will be more and more yoked sweaters here in the future.

I am “pleased as punch” that these colors are working so well together.  If you recall, it was a late night stash dive last April that brought me to this color combination… and I am so happy that they work so well together!  I couldn’t have imagined a better grouping!  I had one solitary eggplant-shaded DK-weight skein that I tried to work in there, but I kept on coming back to this set.

Fair Isle Bokeh

Although they are not exactly the same weight, I have not run into gauge issues or related problems.  The dark brown (main color) and the white are Jo Sharp DK Wool, the green is Knit Picks Andean Silk, the Pink is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, and the blue is Cascade Lana d’Oro.

So, I have the Fair Isle yoke decreases to finish up… but can the sweater compete with Socktoberfest?  There may be room for both…

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27 Responses

  1. Leslie

    Sooooooo pretty! The colors are terrific!

  2. Amber

    Nice job! :)

  3. Stephanie B

    The colors are stunning. I can’t wait to see it completed!

  4. Josiane

    I’m sure there is room for both the sweater and Socktoberfest, especially as you are certainly looking forward to wearing such a beautiful sweater!

  5. Dagný

    It’s so beautiful! I can’t wait to see it finished. :) Your posts and photos are always so inspiring, now I want to cast on a yoked sweater of my own!

  6. Erin

    The colors really are working perfectly. It is just beautiful!

  7. Kyle Kunnecke

    I hear you… but knitting top down one piece raglan sweaters are even more “intuitive” – you might want to try that next time – it seems that then, the hard part is “done” and all you have to do is boring knitting plain in the round…and a bit of ribbing :)

  8. Jenni

    I love this! Nice job picking colors (I always have such trouble with that). Just in time for the cold weather to be coming around!

  9. Anna

    It looks gorgeous! I look forward to seeing the finished item. You’re right, the colours work extremely well together.

  10. Edith

    OH! I remember when you showed the colors you picked for this and it’s turned out just as beautiful as I thought it would. You’ve done a great job, can’t wait to see the finished product!

  11. Kelly

    I’ve loved this sweater from the get go, I can’t wait to see the finished product. Your colour choices were fab!

  12. tiennie

    This is coming along so beautifully!

  13. whitney

    I feel the same way about yoked sweaters (but I think you know that already ;) ). I can’t wait to see this one all finished up…the colors work so very well together!

  14. gleek

    it’s gorgeous lolly! the colors really did end up working so well together. can’t wait to see it all finished!

  15. Petunia

    The colors are exactly right – and beautiful work. I’ve done countless top-down sweaters, but never this way. Sounds like a good winter project for me!

  16. lucy

    This one is a winner with all those lovely colours together. Enjoy!

  17. amanda

    You’ve done really well managing to pull such fantastic colours together purely from stash! You’ve combined them so well.

  18. amanda

    Lolly, this looks just beautiful. your colorwork is amazing!

  19. mai

    lolly, it’s beautiful! i love the colors. i can’t wait to see it all finished and modeled. i’m sure it’ll be done in no time.

  20. fawn

    Awesome fair-isling! I am duly impressed. I’m a big fan of the yoke myself, and was delighted on Sunday when the Harlot posted links to a whole mess of fabulous yoke-y posts by That Laurie: http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2008/09/28/honk_if_you_love_that_laurie.html
    Oodles of yokie goodness!

  21. Alpaca Rose

    Those colors are awsome together. You are inspiring me to put a fair-isle yoked sweater on my list of must knits.

  22. Sarah G

    Ah, you’re so close… that’s got to be good for an adrenaline rush for some late-night fair isle, right? The colors look great together, and you’re going to have a nice bright sweater for fall!

  23. Vickie

    Love the color combo. Can not wait to see photos. I am sure you will come up with a great fall photo shoot.

  24. astrid

    how is it possible that ALL your projects are beautiful? Is there never ever a project that you frog like the rest of us knitters do? Yes, I am a bit (read: big) jealous!How do you do it?Please teach.

  25. Meg

    Wow, I can’t believe how great that looks! So excited to see it finished!

  26. Ingrid

    It’s so beautiful, Lolly. The colours are just gorgeous.

  27. Nell

    Beautiful. But it makes me even more nervous to try fair isle. It just looks so tough!

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