Created by: qwiltbug
Project

Ginny's Blue Jeans Icelandic Sweater

What are you most proud of? I wanted to use more colors in the yoke so I broke the pattern up into smaller sections and used 5 colors - white, ash, heaven blue, lapis blue and navy. I especially like the subtle change between the white and ash because it shows the contrast of the darker colors well while adding a bit of interest.. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The hardest part for me was reading the chart. I haven't made a multi color pattern since the 80's and the prescription in my glasses has increased over the years. To make it easier I printed out the chart and wrote the colors to be used in each box using just 1 or 2 capital letters so I could read them easily. The other advice I would give is to check each row for accuracy before going on to the next row. It's a lot easier to take out 1 row than several.

You Can Make This

qwiltbug made Ginny's Blue Jeans Icelandic Sweater with:

The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

Online Class

The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater

with Ragga Eiríksdóttir

  • Lettlopi

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I wanted to use more colors in the yoke so I broke the pattern up into smaller sections and used 5 colors - white, ash, heaven blue, lapis blue and navy. I especially like the subtle change between the white and ash because it shows the contrast of the darker colors well while adding a bit of interest.. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The hardest part for me was reading the chart. I haven't made a multi color pattern since the 80's and the prescription in my glasses has increased over the years. To make it easier I printed out the chart and wrote the colors to be used in each box using just 1 or 2 capital letters so I could read them easily. The other advice I would give is to check each row for accuracy before going on to the next row. It's a lot easier to take out 1 row than several.

Q&A with qwiltbug

Jaxie985 asked:
Which of the colors is your main body color?
qwiltbug answered:
The main body color is light ash heather.
chocolatefix asked:
Just self taught myself to Fair Isle knit, would love to try this sweater out, you do BEAUTIFUL Work, perfect colors for Blue Jean LOVERS!!! Thank you for being on here for us knitters.LINDA
qwiltbug answered:
Thanks so much Linda. I pretty much live in my jeans so it was a goodx choice for me. I've gotten a lot done since the photo. I really need to get in gear and finish it.

Skill Level

Intermediate

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