Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Cameron Cardigan

I told you the other day about our new Rav group, More * More and my quest to make a beautiful fair isle cardigan ala Alice Starmore. As it turns out, I'm not going to make a sweater by She-Who-May-Not-Be-Mentioned. Instead, I'm doing my own take off of Ann Feitelson's Fridary Sleeveless Cardigan. My cardigan will have long sleeves and will take its inspiration from a stunning painting by John Duncan called St. Brigid. You might remember this graphic from my previous post.


Tonight I worked on my chart - so far, so good, I think.


Of course, it all comes down to the swatching and you don't really know how things will look until you look at the knitted piece. But the Intwined Pattern Studio charting software certainly makes it easy to envision. If you're serious about creating your own fair isle designs - or cabled ones for that matter - this makes the job a whole lot easier. 

Oh! And my project now has a name: the Cameron Cardigan. I'll explain this name in a future post and will post the actual swatch soon, too. Of course, I still haven't gotten the yarn yet, but it shouldn't be long. In the meantime, if you'd like to join us on this little adventure, check out More * More on Ravelry.


7 comments:

  1. julie, wow! i love charting program!! seems so easy for a beginner like me who's always thought "oh, i can't do that!" that will be a 'must have' purchase in the near future!! thanks!
    ^)^linda

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I'm impressed with the program - so yes, you can definitely do that!

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  2. Dumb question maybe or perhaps I'm just not seeing it, but I only see 3 of the 4 red/salmon/pink colors in your chart....where are you using the 4th color?

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    1. You're right! I'll look at putting that one in, too.

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  3. Gorgeous! That's going to be such a pleasure to knit up.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! And thanks for reading, too.

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  4. OMG, Gorgeois!, girlfriend!!! can't wait to see it in action

    -Dottie

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