a fair isle tunic with yoke
Almost 2 years ago, I was sitting on the sofa each night, madly knitting up this beautiful Rowan yarn. Bought from Wondoflex at a drastically reduced price it was exquisite to knit with. Buttery soft and marvellously chunky, it knit up in no time.
The pattern – from the Drops website (if you’ve never been to the Drops website it is a treasure trove of free patterns – 71, 468 to be precise – for all kinds of yarn, in all different weights, for every season, with a healthy emphasis on Scandinavian styles – gorgeous stuff). It was my first attempt at fair isle and a perfect choice. The design was simple, there were never more than two colours working at once, and being chunky, that yoke absolutely raced off my needles.
But at the time, I was chin deep in university work and heading off to my first nursing placement and apart from this strange glimpse on the ironing board, never took a single photo of my finished tunic.
Well – this afternoon, Julian and I did a little swapsie. I took photos of him in his handsome new waistcoat with one of his recent wedding anniversary ties (an especially lovely pure wool one, woven in Scotland which I bought at the oppie for pennies). And in return, he took photos of me in my tunic. And so – here it is – Lily’s version of the Drops Tunic 114-15 in Eskimo with short raglan sleeves!
As for the crocheted headscarf – I have no memory of when I made it or what pattern I followed. I found it yesterday stuffed into the back corner of my tights draw. Must say, it’s inspired me somewhat. If you peep into my window tonight, you’ll see me sitting there on the sofa, surrounded by colourful balls of DK working up some new headscarfs. Seems to be the perfect season for them. Oh, but that’s after I’ve finished oooohing and aaaaahing at all the lovely jumpers and cardigans in my Ravelry favourite’s file that I’d completely forgotten. And scrolling through all the gorgeous tunics on the Drops site.
: Sigh : So much to knit … so little time.