Monday, September 01, 2008

Bressay Jumper

She's on the needles and progressing nicely. The Bressay Jumper from Ann Feitelson's "The Art of Fair Isle Knitting". I'm off to a knitting retreat on Monhegan Island, a small island off the coast of Rockland, Maine, and this was to be the project I started there. As usual, I couldn't wait and once cast on could not put it down, but there should be plenty left to knit by Friday. No electricity in the buildings so will be working by headlamp in the evenings - may be more talking and sipping than knitting - and out in the sunshine during the day ( we hope ). Hurricane Hanna can just go the other way! I'm enjoying this knit ( what's not to enjoy?), directions are very easy to follow and it is going to be the perfect size. I'm using J&S Shetland on 2.75 and 3.25mm needles. Have changed the colors from Turquoise/Sand to a beautiful Sky Blue/White and really like it. The ribbing is not really ribbing at all - it's mostly knit with purl stitches in every other row.

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