Astrid wrote a comment about Roslin, “I canâ€™t wait to see it. I know youâ€™ll love yours as much as I do mine. How are you working the neck opening? It looks different. If you continued in the round that far up, how did you do it?”
Response to Astrid: I think it is an optical illusion in the photo.Â I started working back and forth right above the fair isle band as described in the pattern:
It may be hard to see, but the split is there.
First let me congratulate Surly on a fabulous FO.Â Her Cats and Mice Blankie is absolutely adorable!Â She does such a wonderful job on her fair isle knitting.Â I’m sure she will write a post soon with the answers to your questions about the pattern/yarn source, etc.Â And she better include a picture of the lil mousie on the back ;)!
As for me, I hit an exciting milestone on my Roslin Fair Isle Hoodie last night — I finished the fair isle band :):
Okay, that’s the good news — I was really pleased with the way the band turned out.Â As you can see from the bottom couple of inches that show, I changed the look of my Roslin and did the same garter rib that is on the bottom of the Tangled Yoke Cardi/Pullover.Â It is a cute concept and looks great on all the Tangled Yokes that I have seen.Â
Yes, there is a “but.”Â The garter ribbing looks cute on the bottom of the Roslin fair Isle Hoodie, but it does not look good on me.Â I was living in an ancient, bygone fantasy world when I had a waist.Â Yes, THAT old story again!!Â In my deluded brain, I HAVE a waist, and I continue to hope that my delusions become a reality — however, they have not (and after my holiday indulging, it is even less likely :().
So now I will dismantle the bottom of the sweater, re-knit the body, and graft it to the fair isle band — I have no intention of re-knitting THAT (my wrists still hurt — I finished the band in 2 days, which is a lot of knitting for me).Â That is the minor set back I have encountered with my Roslin — all self induced, so don’t pity me and my fat tummy!Â Yes,Â I could diet away the fat tummy, but it is more reasonable in the short term to reknit the sweater –Â I guess I can still do the dieting later :(.