Tuesday, February 25, 2014

fabulous forties fair isle...

 This sweater is the most ambitious fair isle project that I've ever attempted.
I'm very pleased with the results!
The pattern is from the Fall/Winter 2009 issue of Debbie Bliss Knitting magazine.
In case you haven't noticed Debbie Bliss is my very favorite knitwear designer.
I especially love the vintage style designs she favors.
This one ticks all the boxes for me.
1940s : Yep.
Pretty color palette (Ash grey & dreamy pastels) : Uh-huh.
British: Yeah, did I mention she's an English designer?
Wooly goodness: You better believe it. I used Knit Picks' Palette Wool
(Have I ever told you how much I adore natural fibers? *Especially wool & cotton* Why bother taking the time to make something if you're not gonna do it the old fashioned way!?) 
 I just love the sweet peter pan collar.
(Probably my favorite of all the collars.)
With the fair isle motif to boot!
What is a new sweater without a new skirt to go with it?
I had some grey corduroy in my stash that fit the bill.

 Here it is from the back - cute little pleats!
At first I was afraid of the puffy sleeves...
(since I have rather beefy arms & wide shoulders)
but I decided just to own it & wear it loud and proud!
A big thanks to my sister Aimee for taking most of the pics.
It's really hard to take them yourself! :D
Oh, and one last thing. Anyone who may be thinking of enquiring:
NO. I will not knit you one. ;)
hee hee
Miss Michelle ^_^ 


  1. I'll perm your hair if you knit me a sweater! ;-) (inside joke...)

  2. The sweater is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job. I'll never figure out how you get the different colors and designs in those projects. My foray into knitting was a disaster, but I've moved on. :D Congrats on a job well done!

  3. Very funny, Aims!

    Thanks, Lily!

    Debbie, I tried teaching Mom to knit & she decided to stick with sewing. :D Thanks a bunch!

  4. Beautiful!! I adore that sweater sooo much!! Can I have it??! ;)
    I am definitely inspired to pick up my knitting needles.

    1. Thanks! :D I rather adore it myself. tee hee.
      You should pick up your needles. It's wonderful knitting weather after all.


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