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  1. E F Lutt
    E F Lutt February 13, 2012 at 1:43 am |

    Errm, agree with Ben. tee hee

  2. josiekitten
    josiekitten February 13, 2012 at 7:58 am |

    Well I think it looks lovely! Please wear it and enjoy it!

  3. Shirley I
    Shirley I February 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm |

    This jumper is beautifully knitted – but I have to agree with you – I love knitting with plain yarns (4ply or dbl.knit) and only use variegated yarn for socks.

  4. Katherine
    Katherine February 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm |

    Yes, that variagation does look a little busy on you… perhaps you could over dye it darker? (Although, not much yarn left to do a dye swatch with, to see whether you like the colour, and that it won’t completely wreck your work).

  5. Terry (terdotty on rav)
    Terry (terdotty on rav) February 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm |

    If you had just posted this as your latest FO I would have just thought ‘another lovely and beautifully knitted jumper from Susan. I agree with your misgivings about many variegated yarns, but, honestly do think that this colour suits you although don’t think that ‘flayed flesh’ will catch on as a name for a colourway! Anyway, I think it loks good on you, the fit is perfect – maybe you can grow to like it?

  6. Juliettecherry
    Juliettecherry February 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm |

    Hello Susan, just came across your blog. I agree with your comment about variegated yarn, but I love how it knits up in a fairisle pattern. I am always tempted by how it looks in the ball/skein too. but just finished a little jumper with variegated pattern on white background ten row stripes. Looks very nice!

  7. Christine
    Christine February 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm |

    I think it lools lovely on you! 🙂

  8. ang
    ang February 18, 2012 at 1:18 am |

    well i dont like varigated yarns either. darn it. so why do i keeep buying them. i dunno……
    your sweater is nice on you !

  9. Linda
    Linda February 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm |

    That looks beautiful on you, and I would never have thought about raw meat if you hadn’t mentioned it lol. As josiekitten said wear it and enjoy it. I like varigated yarns for kids stuff. 🙂

  10. Fleur Cotton
    Fleur Cotton February 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm |

    I’m always a little disappointed when I knit with variegated yarns, the colours always look better as a ball of wool than when knitted up….although your jumper looks more of a success than some I’ve had!!

    Happy Knitting
    Fleur xx


  11. Crystal
    Crystal February 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm |

    I actually really like this sweater on you! The colour definitely suits, and your strong glasses bring attention back up to your face and away from the variation in the yarn. I think if this pattern was knit in a solid yarn it would be a bit boring. Maybe that’s just me though! Either way, I do hope you learn to love it – it’s always a sad day finishing something that feels mediocre.

  12. Karen Berthine
    Karen Berthine April 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm |

    And I thought I was the only person who didn’t like variegated yarn! Tweed is as close as I can go to variegated. Perhaps it’s reminds me of all the cotton tshirts I tie dyed when young. 🙂

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