Blame the start of real autumn weather, but lately I've been obsessing over fair isle sweaters. And the best fair-isle is, without doubt, vintage. I can browse page after page looking at the colourcharts, the patterns and the pictures. Curiously though, do you know what the best vintage fair-isle patterns are?
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I'm mostly into the 40's patterns, which is not unusual since that is my favorite period for women vintage knits too.
I'm thinking about knitting one for my boyfriend, if I can convince him to wear it...Most of them are knitted in fingering weight yarn so they just scream "a lot of work!!!" which I totally wouldn't mind if he would wear it ;) Also said boyfriend is ridiculously slim, so there could be some work involved into recalculating measurements etc. I'm still not sure what he thinks about them: apparently he's fine with fair-isle, as long as its (quote:) "not reindeer or snowflakes or tiny people or that kind of stuff". I guess that leaves room to knit, right?
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So have you knitted something for you're significant other? And more important was there a sweater curse?