Monday, September 15, 2008

Finished Fay

The next completed item that I will show you is my Fay. It took me a little over a year to finish but I found that in the beginning of it I found it really hard to keep focused on the pattern. Until I reached that "I've got to get this done already" point I really didn't get it. After a couple of pattern repeats it all made sense and I really didn't need that pattern to create the fabric... only the decreasing and increasing.

Pattern: FAY by Kim Hargreaves "New Beginnings"
Yarn: Rowan 4 Ply Soft in "Marine" 4.8 balls
Size: XS
Needles: 2.75mm and 3.25mm
Time: March 2007 - April 2008
You can find the pattern on

I love this sweater. Really love it. I put a lot of hard work into it and it looks impressive. The impressive factor is important of course, sometimes that is the only thing that keeps the knitting happening.

It looks great with a collared shirt underneath, I haven't tried anything else with it yet. I wanted the yarn to be in the same colour the model is wearing on the website but it was discontinued and Kim didn't have any left so I opted for the navy (which I do love) and then I did find 10 balls in "Goblin" from another source so I got them too. I Love my greens! I'll probably use it to make another lacy sweater. I have lots anyways.


Laura B said...

I LOVE this sweater too! It looks beautiful on you!

Ann Dockendorf said...

Hi, Jen,
You left a message on my blog (Aragon Alpacas), so I had fun reading yours. What gorgeous sweaters you knit! I am so impressed, and envious. I haven't tackled a sweater project in awhile, preferring quicker things like hats, mufflers, etc. I've learned to knit socks, but not great at that yet.

Recently I knit a red scarf (alpaca, of course!) with the DNA helix as the 'chain' design down the middle. That was the most complex pattern I've ever followed, and it took a lot of concentration and time.

I'm learning to spin, and this winter I plan to do some projects with yarn I've spun from our own animals. But for now, I'm loving learning about caring for the herd -- they're such individuals and characters. Yes, it is a very good life.

Knit on!