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It's a Wrap
Nothing is quite as rewarding as finishing a successful knitting project, whether it's for you or a loved one. This must be especially true when the project is an adult-size Fair Isle sweater. However, I wouldn't know. The truth is, that while I love stranded knitting, I have never allowed myself the time needed to complete a large project. I tend to keep my multicolored projects on the small side -- like hats, mittens or baby items -- and reserve the adult garments for lace, cables and other textures.
While I was looking around at Fair Isle patterns for this issue's newsletter, I began to rethink this preference. With winter coming, I know I would love to slip into a stranded pullover knitted with at least six different colors. Not only would my sweater be beautiful, it would be wonderfully warm with two strands worked into every row. However, if I were to start now, I fear spring would be here before I finished. ... sigh. Perhaps, if I ever get to retire, I can fulfill this fantasy. In the meantime, it's another hat and mittens for me.
Editor of Creative Knitting newsletter
Judith Durant loves to knit and to write, and writing about knitting is the best. She has authored, co-authored and edited many books about knitting and beadwork, including Never Knit Your Man a Sweater, Knit One, Bead Too and the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series. She is currently co-authoring a technique book with Dorothy T. Ratigan titled Knitting Know-How: Techniques, Lessons and Projects for Every Knitter's Library, which will be published in July 2012.
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