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finished yoke

I finally finished the third colourwork pattern on the fair isle yoke sweater last night, the last chart was super fiddly with colour changes every round but I wanted it done.  So I took it off the needles onto some waste yarn and tried it on… with all three colour patterns the neck comes up way too high and I had only knit one round of ribbing.  So this morning I ran a lifeline around about half way through the last chart and yanked back a ways to try the neck again.  I’ve done the last decrease round and I’m working on the ribbing so I’ll have to try it on again soon and see how it fits this time.

 Just trying it on for a few minutes last night I can tell that this is going to be a super warm sweater for the winter.  Everything except for the neckline fits really well right now and I’ll keep trying it on as I knit the rib down on the body and sleeves so they come out to a good length.  Right now it looks like I’ll have enough of the body colour for the ribbing, fingers crossed for that.  I’ll probably end up knitting a matching hat and mitts or something to use up all the ends of balls of the contrast colours.

so many ends 

The worst thing about this whole thing is that I’ve not been dealing with the ends as I go so there’s a whole mess of them that are going to need to be taken care of all at once.  At least they’ll be easy to hide with all the floats.  The yoke is pretty smooth so my colourwork is obviously getting better, there are some puckers here and there but it’s mostly from the decrease rounds and from trying to deal with the jog at the ends of rounds which shouldn’t be too hard to block out.