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Elémentaire, le tricotest !
January 2 2014
February 11 2014
Project info
Elémentaire, le tricotest !
Elementary by Isabell Kraemer
lilalu on ravelry
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1,299 yards = 4.76 skeins
Ístex Einband
355 yards in stash
3.7 skeins = 1010.1 yards (923.6 meters), 185 grams
Pretty Laine
Ístex Einband
137 yards in stash
0.5 skeins = 136.5 yards (124.8 meters), 25 grams
Pretty Laine
Ístex Einband
453 yards in stash
0.34 skeins = 92.8 yards (84.9 meters), 17 grams
Pretty Laine
Ístex Einband
486 yards in stash
0.22 skeins = 60.1 yards (54.9 meters), 11 grams
Pretty Laine

What a good surprise! I’ve been chosen to testknit Isabell’s last pattern. It’s a real pleasure to knit in a worldwide group like this and discover the color choices and progress of everyone. It’s amazing how one single pattern can turn in so much different versions!

Elementary is a wonderful pattern, very flattering, feminine and cosy in the meantime. Its modern geometrical Fair Isle yoke is really pleasant to work and admire.

The construction of the sweater is clear and easy, it’s a good introduction to Fair Isle but can be very funny for advanced knitters too. Bravo!
I chose the ribbing neckline and made no modifications to the pattern : it’s just perfect like this!

I like the shape of the sweater, quite fitted but not too tight. It’s a new style of pullover in my wardrobe, since I wear few motifs and even less green! But I already love it.

The yarn is a bit itchy but should soften itself after a few washing. It should have swallen after the first rinse but I didn’t notice it.

Testknitting is a thrilling experience at a dynamic pace. I managed to finished the sweater after 40 days of intense knitting, the comparison with a certain fast in the desert isn’t much overestimated!
Helped by this multinational energy, Elementary is finished and worn for the last days of winter. Roll on the next testknit!

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by Ístex
100% Icelandic
273 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: December 20, 2013
  • Project created: December 27, 2013
  • Finished: February 16, 2014
  • Updated: February 25, 2014
  • Progress updates: 14 updates