Jones is the only one of my kids with a strong colour preference. Hunter likes all colours in different shades at different times, and Bodhi changes her mind pretty regularly too. But Jones wants yellow. Always. If it’s not yellow, it’s not for him. So Jones got the yellow September sweater this year (details on all the September sweater here)!
I knit Jonesie’s sweater last. I had begun with a clear idea for Hunter and a vague snowflake concept for Bodhi, but when I got to the third of my September sweaters (check them all out here) I was momentarily stumped. What to do… So after a little uncertainty I just did what we recommend in the Strange Brew pattern: just do it! I took the path of least resistance and used the pattern exactly as it is intended. I picked a few smaller scale motifs from those listed in the Strange Brew pattern and just followed the instructions. I worked short row shaping before my motifs. I worked a couple of patterns, a decrease round, a couple more patterns, another decrease round, a final pattern, a final decrease round, and then ribbing. Sometimes keeping it simple is just right, eh?!
I am so pleased with his sweater, I always love the look of small repeat Fair Isle. I designed the Tenderheart sweater this way, and the Dog Star sweater had only slightly larger motifs. I doubt I’m finished with the idea either!
Tomorrow will be all about Bodhi’s snowflakes!
For the love of simple Fair Isle: