Well, I did it. I ordered the yarn for this fair isle:
I’ve had it on my mind since I first blogged about it 2 months ago. Doing the FI on Cheesylove gave me the confidence boost I needed to know I could give this a try. I know Cheesylove was easier, but I think the principles are the same, right?
I couldn’t leave well enough alone though. I decided to change the colorway. While I love reds and burnt oranges, I don’t like wearing them as often with jeans. And I see this as a jeans and low boots kinda sweater. So after many hours of searching the web, considering various yarns, and playing with colors, I came up with the choice on the left:
The swatches are from Elann. It’s their Gjestal Ren Ny Ull Superwash Sport yarn — a 100% superwash wool from Norway.
Basically, the sweater will be the Indigo and and Nordic blues, with the other colors in the FI parts.
When I went to place the order they were out of the Kiwi Green though. It’s the color that’s third from the top. So instead I order a skein of the Kelly Green (middle swatch) and Goldenrod Yellow (right swatch). I still think the Kiwi is the best option. But worst case I can always buy a Kiwi shade locally.
What do you all think about the colors I picked? There’s definitely a chance for disaster on this one as I’ve never done a FI so I could be very off in what my eye “thinks” would look good. Be honest! I can always return or exchange if need be. This sweater is a serious commitment for me so I’d like to hear your honest opinions.