Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Just William Pullover


Well, Monkeychild's Just William-style pullover is finally finished and ahead of schedule too. 

Regular readers might remember my December blog post where I mentioned that I found a 1930s Fair Isle pullover pattern to knit, which met with Monkeychild's approval. I stuck with my favorite Debbie Bliss Rialto and Baby Cashmerino 4-ply yarn, keeping to the original colour scheme - apart from substituting yellow for blue.

After I got the first pattern repeat under my belt I found that it proved to be quite a quick knit for a Fair Isle pattern, especially as I only had to start shaping at the armholes. 


The bit I wasn't looking forward to was weaving in all the loose ends, which took up an evening whilst watching tv. Instead of my usual steam-blocking, I decided to wet-block it as this would get rid of any minor tension issues and ripples. Luckily, I must have got my tension spot-on as the pullover knitted up to the measurements given in the pattern.

Today was the first time Monkeychild wore her pullover and as you can see below, she's very happy with it.


I really enjoyed knitting this and am on the look out for another Fair Isle pattern...but this time its for me!

P.S. For some reason Blogger isn't publishing my comments on certain blogs, so this is why I've been quiet on the comments front recently. Hopefully I can get it sorted out soon.

23 comments :

  1. Love it! What a great pattern, and such fabulous knitting. It looks fabulous on your daughter.

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  2. Love the pullover. I love Fairisle knitting, and at the moment I am knitting Fairisle jumpers for my grandchildren just really too use up the yarn, but I'm enjoying knitting them in Splash yarn, that I have been buying more yarn!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  3. It looks great! It must be very satisfying to be able to knit something like this.

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  4. It looks wonderful, you are so clever! x

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  5. That's lovely! I like the colours.

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  6. Such talent you have! It's fabulous. Suzy x

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  7. It looks fantastic so beautifully knitted, it's going to be one of those items that when it's grown out of will be kept in a drawer ready to pass on.

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  8. Very impressive, you did a great job with the tension, I find that hard with Fairisle. What kind of pattern are you looking for, for yourself?

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    1. Thanks :-) I'd quite like a cardigan, but don't want hassle of sizing up a vintage pattern so will look at Susan Crawford's patterns for something.

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  9. Absolutely brilliant. I bet she's thrilled. I have all the Just William books still - great reads.
    xx

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  10. Wow, the concentration required for such a garment must be immense...something I'll never have! Well done, it's absolutely gorgeous.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I've been waiting to see it finished. I do love a bit of Fairisle and all that colour. onderful. I bet she loves it.xx

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  12. It's ace I love it, no wonder you want one for yourself!

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  13. What a cute little pullover, she really suits it! Fair Isle completely puzzles my brain so I always marvel at people who can knit it. Well done!!

    I often find that Blogger doesn't post my comments unless I'm already signed into my email account (sounds obvious but bear with me.) If I try to sign in whilst leaving a comment it disappears my comment so I "copy" my text and re paste it because it drives me nuts if I lose a lengthy comment. It needs to say "Comment as Jo(Google)" above the publish button instead of "Comment as Google Account" in order to work. I don't know if that helps at all?

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    1. Thanks for the info Jo, I'll check it out. It's really frustrating when my comments disappear....grrrrrr

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  14. It looks really brilliant, what a cool pattern! Glad MC likes it too! xxx

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  15. Very impressive knitting. I haven't popped my fair-isle cherry yet, but I have a lot of yarn set aside for the perfect project. I've just started scanning all my fair - isle vintage patterns to share for free on my blog, starting with this one - https://thesunnystitcher.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/free-patterns-fair-isle-and-colourwork-1/ Maybe what you are looking for, as it's multisized.

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  16. Monkeychild looks fantastic, well done. Getting the tension spot-on is especially nice work.

    I often have to tick the 'notify me' box under comment boxes in order for my reply to appear on blogs. That's the case with replying on your blog, for example. It might work for you too.

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    1. Thanks Mim. I didn't realise my blog has the tick box; I know it doesn't allow anonymous comments. I'll take a look at this...

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    2. I think they're meant to be for people who want to know if they've had a response, but I do find on a lot of blogs that if I leave it unticked, my comment gets eaten. It's not just yours. Probably some odd software quirk. Next time you're leaving a comment on a blog with the 'Notify Me' tickbox, tick it and see if your comment goes up.

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  17. The pullover looks great, she seems very pleased with it!

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  18. Argh this is amazing, I love the colours! She looks happy to be wearing it anyway! :)

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  19. So happy to see this finished! I love Fair Isle vests on children, and this one is gorgeous!

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