Sunday, January 24, 2016



 After all those little jackets, I end up with a huge bag of scraps, all DK acrylic.  So now, a series of jackets trying to use some of them up.  Yarn has a habit of multiplying when your back is turned, so I don't expect to get to the bottom of the bag any time soon. 

This first one worked up quickly - a simple Fair isle design from Sheila McGregor, repeated, and a rotation of pattern to main colour to give a bit of coherence.

 Interesting to see how the same theme in a different colourway looks.  Different Fair Isle patterns on this one.  I made the sleeves plain, as it occurred to me how tricky it might be to insert a new-born's arms into a stranded sleeve.

And a third one! It has been bitterly cold here, so I've done the odd stripe during the day, something I don't make a practice of.  This one looks like folk knitting, or the sort of thing you still see in hippy shops. 

And the bag of scraps looks as full as it did at the start.


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You seem to be able to knit with the speed of light so you'll be finished in a week !

Susan Smith said...

Lovely fair isle and a great way to use up scraps. Take care.

knitski said...

You are fast! All these sweaters are just cutest as can be!