I can’t believe how much time I spent on this sweater! At some point during knitting, I had good hopes of finishing it before Christmas…
Which is why that yoke is made from ten separate pieces. I could see the potential of the sweater but I didn’t like the design on the yoke, so I decided to play around with the knitting machine’s fair isle option instead. I made my own fair isle design, adapted to the shape of those yoke pieces.
Knitting them was a bit of a learning curve (my apologies for the blurry picture, it was already getting dark again and the camera flash doesn’t like black surfaces). I think I got the hang of it about half way through.
And all the rib bits were a bit of an issue because mine a single bed knitting machine (you need a double bed for rib knit). In the end, I used the fake rib suggested in the manual.
Sewing together all those pieces was quite time-consuming as well. I finally finished the sweater on 1 January.