Isle of Trucks

I’ve done it! I’ve knit a fair isle sweater!

Isle of Trucks, pattern by Fawn Pea

The pattern is Isle of Trucks by Fawn Pea, available through Knit Picks for US$1.99. I used Knit Picks Cotlin yarn, a lovely blend of cotton and linen. And, since I couldn’t stand to make an orange sweater, I changed all the colours. I finished it up last week, right in the middle of a whole bunch of hot, hot weather.

Trucks and cars and roads.

The main colour of the sweater is Harbour; Peapod in the pattern became Sprout, Indigo Heather became Blackberry; Squirrel Heather became Whisker, and White became Linen. I made the largest size, and ran out of the main colour of yarn. If you are planning on knitting this, buy an extra ball of the main colour.

Fair isle floats and the perfect finishing touch.

Since I was worried about the colourwork section turning out too tight, I actually knit that part of the sweater inside out. And I have to say, I am very, very pleased with the results.

With the addition of a cute little label, this sweater is now ready for the first cold day of the autumn. The little man and I can’t wait!

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