Of course, after seeing today's blog post, I had to wear some of my hand knit fair isle pieces! =D

The sweater is a two-color fair isle with allover patterning on the body and plain sleeves with colorwork cuffs. It also has set-in sleeves and pretty severe waist shaping, neither of which is at all traditional, but which is more flattering for me. (Most of the more traditional styles feature raglan or drop shoulders, or seamless circular yokes, and they generally don't incorporate much shaping.) Even though the wool yarn is a lighter weight (which is traditional for fair isles) the stranded knitting makes it quite warm.

Bonus: handknit colorwork hat for freezing cold weather.

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