Jennifer asked in my comments why this seems so challenging to me . . .
Well, if you've seen the graph for this, it's about a 100 row repeat, with no regular pattern. So while is is fair isle, it's not your common everyday type of fair isle! It definitely will take much more keeping track of. I've actually started a sleeve to see how I like it and I do like the pattern, but my gauge is way off. Will post a picture on Sunday.
So, I take it no one wants to knit along. . .
i want to post something nice but i think your knitter friends are right…you are crazy. good luck – what do you think possessed the person who created the pattern???? makes you wonder doesn’t it
Now, Ivete, I wasn’t disparaging your knitterly abilities. I’ve SEEN the stuff you do. :) My only thought was if it could be done Fair Isle, then that was half a battle. If this was going to be done by Intarsia, then it’s certifiable madness.
I really shouldn’t talk anyway; I still have the Kaffe Fasset Kill’em Cushion cover in my UFO pile. That one IS 60cmx60cm worth of madness!
Sorry to use your blog as a post office, but my e-mail went down and I don’t know if you replied about Chiagu. I also don’t have your phone number and don’t want to call you at work. Please email me again or call me on my cell phone.
Some years ago, my sister started to knit a “smoking jacket” of somewhat similar nature in Rowan Chenille (black) and Magpie (maroon); I’m sure it was from a Rowan publication. She just about went nuts, as every row was different, and has barely knit a stitch since (and never finished the jacket). Basically, she did not find it relaxing or enjoyable knitting, and it was so tedious that it was beyond challenging. What she did have done sure looked cool…
September 22, 2004
You know…it seems reasonable to me, but that might not be a good sign.