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Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Third Finished Project!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

The Next Patons Project Is On The Needles!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

The Finished Object: Zip-Neck Sweater

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

Just as the green shoots are pushing through the ground and the bright green leaves are unfurling from my trees, I finished the spring-like Zip-Neck Sweater I've been making for Son 2.

I popped along to the

The Finished Standout Cardigan

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo colorway #58425 Lotus

Ta da!

Its my first cardigan and I am very happy with my new sweater.

Saddle Shoulders and Steam Blocking

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I did it. I finally reached the top of my knitted-at-the-same-time sleeves.

Saddle shoulders are funny old things. Because of the construction, you end up knitting these skinny little strips of fabric that hang off the tops of

Standout Cardigan Gets Seamed

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo colorway #58425 Lotus

Seaming.  The word brings a little shutter to my heart.  I have heard many stories about a sweater ruined due to bad seaming.  There are also stories about sweaters that

Standout cardigan #1

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo #58425 Lotus

This past weekend has been glorious.  Bright blue skies and temperatures over 70.  Glorious.  With such a sure sign that summer is on the way, it is time to

Sleeves & Rib Stitches

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy) (Patons free pattern)
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

Zip-Neck Sweater

After what seemed like an eternity of working on the slowly-growing sleeves, I finally reached the armhole shaping.

There's good and bad to

That Four Letter Word: Steek

It may have five letters, but say "steek" to most knitters - myself included - and they will shiver in fear. But I knew I would get more wear out of this sweater if it were a cardigan rather than a pullover. So from the beginning, I planned on steeking this project.

I added an extra set of stitches right

The Wrong Kind of Frogging

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I knew I was pushing my luck, calling that other post The Right Kind of Frogging. I just knew it.

So, here I go again, making mistakes so you don't have to.

I

Making Sure It Fits

Project – Mom's Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - Dark Water Blue
Blogger – YoElizbo

When I got back to knitting my Mom's Sweater, I knew I had to do one thing before I got too invested in knitting the body--put it on waste yarn and

Bright, Happy Christmas Sweater - Finished!

Merry Christmas!  Happy Kwanzaa!  Seasons Greetings!  Happy Hanukkah! (did I leave anyone out?)

My Christmas sweater is FINISHED, and I can now wear it to all the holiday parties I will be attending this year.  Woo Hoo! :D

Using Bernat "Happy Holidays" yarn, I made the

Christmasy Fair Isle Sweater Yoke

(singing) Happy Holidays!  Happy Holidays!
May your fair-isle sweater glisten,
Using sparkly Bernat yarn!  :)

I am having SO much fun doing the fair-isle yoke on my Bernat Yoke Sweater. I am using Bernat "Happy Holidays" yarn, in Twinkly White, Silvered Red, and Glittery Green.

After knitting all that white yarn for the body

Circular Christmas Knitting

I'm so glad you have come back to the Bernat Blog to see the progress on my Christmas Sweater!

We are starting to get to the fun part now. Woo Hoo! Time to join all the parts together, and get started on the colorful yoke. Exciting!

Sparkly Christmas Sleeves

Sleigh bells and snowflakes are on my mind as I work on my sparkly Christmas sweater. I just can't wait to finish my sweater, so I can wear it!

I finished the body portion, and set it aside on stitch holders. And now, I'm starting the sleeves already.

Christmas Holiday Knitting!

Happy Holidays! :)

This year, I have decided to knit a Christmas sweater! Yay!

Bernat's Happy Holidays yarn is perfect for my plan.

I was hoping there would be an pattern available on the website, but unfortunately I was out of luck.

So, I'm improvising. ;)
After

Endless Cast On

Just a quick tip that I love sharing.

I've jumped into knitting my Mom's Sweater, and the first step is to cast on a bazillion stitches. Well, you know what I mean.

And here is the rub when it comes to casting on all those stitches, especially if you use a long tail cast on: Do I have enough yarn

But What is It?

So when last we chatted, I had forgotten my Michelle pullover, but had a lovely pile of Patons Canadiana, the New Generation sitting there waiting to be cast on. But what I neglected to tell you is what the heck I was planning on doing with it.

Shame on me.

Well, here it is:

Traveling Zip-Neck Sweater

Project – Zip Neck Saddle Shoulder Pullover (Boy)
Patons free pattern
Yarn – Patons New Canadiana in Lime Juice

I like to take my knitting on the road. Ever since I taught my husband to drive (now, there's a story) he has pretty much insisted on driving everywhere. So I started taking my knitting with

A Big Gift

Project – Two Strand Jacket
Patons pattern book #500840 Men
Yarn –  Patons Canadiana - the New Generation
Blogger – K1Paula2

As previously discussed on the blog, many of us are busy knitting and crocheting holiday gifts. Since my brother would probably rather read a Corvette blog than a knitting blog, I

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