Today I finished my #6 Fair Isle Yoke Top by Fiona Ellis from Vogue Knitting Holiday 2009, so I couldn’t wait to take some photos of it. It is summer here, and I felt a bit silly wearing long sleeves and a woollen top outside in the heat, but I managed to find a patch of shade under the grapevine so I didn’t faint!
Sorry about my annoyed-at-the-camera expression – the remote release was being a bit temperamental and it kind of shows!
I have square shoulders and I’m not sure raglans are designed for people like me, as there is a bit of bunching under the arm. If I knit one again I will work on modifying this.
At the armhole decreases the directions state to knit the stitches between in the main colour, however I tried to continue the fair isle pattern, but I was not hugely successful as the k2tog and ssk’s kind of hid my efforts! Oh well.
Also, I knitted one fewer zig-zags at the neckline, as I thought it was high enough for an Auckland winter – plus the yarn is a teeny bit itchy, and if there is one place it is going to annoy me it is at my neck!
Overall I am pretty happy with it. I think it is going to be a handy little pullover for winter – and all from stash materials!