I'm wearing it today.
It's so cosy and warm.
Unusually, the bands on this jacket are not made of ribbing
but of two rows of knitting followed by two rows of purling
which gives an interesting texture at the cuffs, collar
and button bands.
Aren't the colours just fabulous?
I love love love this beautiful mix!
It makes me happy just to look at it.
I wanted a "special" button to complete the jacket
which only has one button at the top.
I thought this intricate metal button fit the bill perfectly.
Yes, knitting Fair Isle with all those colours (13 in this design) and with small needles is time-consuming but there is such pleasure in watching the knitting grown and the play of colour happening row by row that I don't tire of it. This is my fifth Fair Isle Garment and I'm sure it won't be the last.