Boreal recapped

Just realised I never managed a blog recap of this jumper before xmas, so here it is belately. In the end I actually did get my Boreal sweater done in time for the holidays, which surprised me a bit.

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I have to be honest, it isn’t perfect…there are a few areas of colourwork that are a bit lumpier than I would have hoped for but as the problematic upper sleeves loosened up after the first wear I can’t really complain. For my first full size fair isle attempt – and one with some really long floats, I think I’ve done alright.

I am particularly pleased with the colour combo as I managed to get just the right tones of red and grey in the BANFF Aran to have the colours zing off each other a bit!

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I spent ages trying to take good selfies one afternoon and this one came out in the mix, which I really love, so including it as well:

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I love how the red looks rather Rorschach blot-ish!

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12 thoughts on “Boreal recapped

  1. Amazing! Great colours that pull out the best of one another (mmm – against the white background) and the knitwork on top of that… You should be altogether proud and happy! Bet it’s warm and cosy too 😉

    • I was really lucky that the sleeves loosened up a bit after the first wear…! So all my attempts at tension weren’t all that successful! Hah. But your tip to use dpns on the sleeves did help quite a bit so thank for that!

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