Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Fair Isle Tank Top

Tis done! My first fair isle project, and I think it went ok. The actual mechanics of the knitting is quite simple and a lot of fun to watch the patterns forming. I like to see the patterns coming out on self patterning sock yarn, and this is even better because I am doing it!

As I mentioned before, I ended up with a lot of ends that needed weaving in. This seemed to take almost as long as the knitting, and then there was the neck and arm bands to pick up and knit. I always faff around with my finishing, but took so long this time that even Rob asked me what I was playing at!! :)

Photos showing some hot back action, just for Badger ;)

Hopefully it passes inspection.

And the completed tank top. All ready to be wrapped and handed over on the 25th. Phew!


Badger said...

It rocks! And the inside is fantastically neat - I'll be happy if mine is half as good as that!

Bronte said...

I bow to your superior fair isle skills. :D I think any small person would love such a splendid tank top!

Auntie Noo said...

That looks great! - Mine would never be as neat!! ;) Hope little one likes it!

Melody said...

Oooh that's smashing little vest top! I love it!

And I love the Brittany hook too - great minds do indeed think alike.

Debs xx

acrylik said...

Wow, the tank top is fantastic! Amazing work. I just won't look at all those ends that had to be woven in *shudders*