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Fana fair-isle sweater, brown and beige by KnitLizzy Fana fair-isle sweater, brown and beige by KnitLizzy
Tho, more like a tunic...
When I made the tunics for my nieces, my mother gave me yarn as payment so I could knit my own later.
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I got the yarn last winter, close to easter, but after knitting the tunics for my nieces, lightning fast cause I had to get them done before winter was over, I got tired of the pattern and decided to wait until autumn to make mine.
After moving at the end of july, I really got the urge to start my fana sweater, and when august came along, and the weather cooled a bit down, I finally started it! The sweater originally either had a hood or a loose cowl, but after thinking it over, I decided against both and went with a turtleneck instead, which looks much better!

Knitted in Mitu Alpakka from Rauma Ullvarefabrikk, a 50/50 alpaca and wool yarn, super soft and warm on 4-4,5mm needles.
My mother asked me what colors I wanted my sweater in, and I replied green, but she turned me down cause "you got too much green clothing allready"...so I told her brown and beige which ended up being "too boring! Don't you want corall or something instead?" ...yeah, she ate her own words after she saw it finished. And if you ask me, brown and beige are pretty as all hell!

Some facts about "fana". It's one of the most popular knitting patterns from Norway and it can be found, dating back to 1850. It comes from a little town outside of Bergen, called Fana.
...and that's about everything I could find out about the pattern.

The fana patter (c) ...whom ever made the pattern...or have the copyright today...
Work done by me (c) =KnitLizzy
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Ovid2345 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Beautiful sweater and great job on the modeling.

The upper left hand picture has a whole "Barbara Gordon" thing going on.
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you =D
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Devilsinsurence Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
**clears throat**....hm....HAWT!
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
-blushes- Thanks ^^
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Devilsinsurence Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
No problem ; i have a thing for ( not meant to insult) nerd girls.
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Non taken :3 I'm a proud nerd, you'd should see my game collection x3
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Brookette Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks great! I love the colors too! :D
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :3 Brown and beige are great colors!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Ooh, looks so cozy. I love the colors... Brown definitely doesn't have to be boring!
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's far from boring if you ask me! Brown is such a pretty color
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Oh, I totally agree. :heart:
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really gorgeous!!
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you =D
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Vampyratekitty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomes! It looks like two coloured chocolatepaste XD (but hey, I see food in pretty much everything)

Did you do anything to the sweater after knitting it, like steaming or washing or something? I can never figure out how to get it look less hand made and more ... well finished.
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know! I've been thinking chocolate ever since I started it x_x
I haven't done anything with this one yet, but normally I wash it very lightly and put it to dry to give it the "less handmade" look. Depending on the fiber (which usually doesn't matter to me cause I rarely use syntethic), I iron it to even it out.
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Vampyratekitty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, since I'm on a tight budget, I do use synthetic, so ironing is a no-no. I sometimes steam my sweaters though, to get them into shape, but I always hear stories about washing and drying... not sure if I can do that... (the drying part especially as I don't have a dryer XD)
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You don't need a dryer, just lay it out on towels on a flat surface and let it dry off that way
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter

I wouldn't call that a "Fair Isle"  that would be unfair at best and I'll say rude at worst...... "Wonderful Isle"  "Majickal Isle"  and, if worn in church:  "Reverent Aisle"... but "Fair"  is a word that best means you're Impartial...which is a good thing, no doubt of it.. but at the worst, is a word used to denote"a sort of half-hearted effort to appear as if one is paying attention in class.. and has been lucky enough to take the test that, by some miracle of serendipity, contained the questions on the subject you were listening to 6 days ago thus upping an otherwise mediocre if not miserable "f"  into a lower "c" thus scraping through in a manner totally mystifying the teacher who left school that day shaking his head and muttering;"...but I was watching her like a hawk all the time!, she couldn't have cheated!.... bbbbbut...it's Impossible",  and then on his way home breaking 3 years of temperance..."Fair" That's utterly not "Fair", in my humble opinion.... but what do I know about fibres...?

 

 

Best wishes!, Peter

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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think you are missunderstanding what "fair-isle" are, it's a knitting technique that consists of working with two or more colors as a pattern as shown here. True, it's not a very intricate fair-isle, but it is after all fair-isle knitting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Isl…
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missdusk Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a really nice sweater. The fits looks great on you! I love the fair isle and the colors look wonderful on you as well. Good job!
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^
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missdusk Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. :)
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songsforever Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fair isle FTW!! :trophy: 

Well done and keep up the good work!! 
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay for fair-isle! Thank you ^^
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songsforever Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome hun. 
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so incredibly beautiful.  I am always so amazed by your work!  Oh beautiful!  And congrats on getting to actually keep this one!  ;) 
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^ And yes, I'm super happy that this one is actually MINE! =D
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!  :dance: 
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks super awesome!!
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart:
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Crafts-of-Ann Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lizzy!!!! This looks so adorable!! :D It looks so pretty on you!! :D
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KnitLizzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you =D
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