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.