I was playing with different elements of Fair Isle designs when I came up with the pattern used in this sweater. I thought it was a perfect match for the royal colors of purple and gold. The band patterns are all taken from the larger pattern, and the bands are all hemmed for a nice finish. The purl ridges set the patterns off from one another.
In Fair Isle pattern from Chart B, 23 sts and 25 rows = 4"/10cm, well blocked.
At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.