fair isle patterns

{ fluffmas prompts //#24 with poly!hamilsquad x reader }

{ requested by a sweet anon. hope you like it! <3 xx there was a separate request for a nsfw version that i’ll try to have up soon as well. }

24 - wearing stockings

slightly nsfw?? more suggestive. the boys get a little handsy,,,but you look so good in your little outfit! they really can’t help it…


You had a Christmas party starting any minute now. You’d been planning this for a while with your boys. Christmas parties always made you so excited for the upcoming season. You had all of your gifts ready to present, an outfit picked out, and were practically counting down the days. It was at your brand new place that you had gotten with your boyfriends. You and Laf decorated the house this morning while Herc got Alex and John to help him bake and prepare the food. 

You had about 45 minutes until your guests started coming in. While you were excited for what was in store, you still felt like you were going to throw up. 

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Wanna look like Bowie? Or just want to knit a snazzy pillow case with the outrageous pattern originally designed by Kansai Yamamoto? Well I’ve done the leg work for you. Simply make sure your work has a total stitch count that is a factor of 18 and repeat!

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Inspiration

Inspiration can come from all sorts of places. As some of you would have realised, I like like wearing things differently - it’s fun and creates a bit of interest. No man is an island and I’m no exception to this rule. I draw inspiration from regular guys who have a interesting way of putting things together. There are many wells to draw inspiration from - art, photos old and new, nature, the complementary colours on buildings. In this case, it was from a picture of a guy I saw on Instagram who wore a fair isle v-neck jumper with a navy jacket and khaki trousers. I thought that it was a really cool way of doing that and I’ve drawn on that for today’s outfit.

This is actually a woolen waistcoat and being fair isle, it’s got a lot going on so I’ve kept most of the rest of the outfit neutral but have some textures going on there. To be fair, I could have worn a collared shirt with this but the band collar shirt just felt right. The fair isle pattern has a lot of warm colours and the brown edge underscores this so I’ve gone towards a warmer colour palette with the quilted navy blazer, white shirt, khaki trousers and snuff suede loafers. The pattern in the socks kind of echoes the pattern in the vest. There are textures in most of the outfit with some pattern coming through in the vest and the socks. I think it works as an outfit for the cooler weather and is a little playful without going over the top.

Quilted blazer - ts(s)

Vest - Jamieson’s

Shirt - River Island

Belt - Christian Kimber

Trousers - Boglioli

Socks - CHUP

Shoes - Crockett and Jones Eaton

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hey friends i was going to wait until i hit 200 followers to do this but i got impatient so I’m starting this now

I did one of these a couple years ago and i wanted to do it again! I’m doing a giveaway because i love you all ♡♡♡

What you’ll win: A handknit hat! Above are just examples- we’ll discuss what you’d like. I can pretty much knit any simple design and a lot of complex ones. fandom designs, pride flag colors, simple cable and fair isle patterns… it’s pretty much all fair game. wanna live your wildest furry dreams and have a pastel rainbow beanie with cat ears? you got it kid. I’d prefer not to do earflap hats though, just a personal preference.

If you don’t like wearing hats we can discuss another option like fingerless mittens or maaaaaybe a scarf but i want to be able to get you your prize relatively quickly and hats are the fastest option!

rules are pretty standard: gotta follow me, gotta live in the US and be 18+ or have parent/guardian permission to share your address, gotta reblog this post. one reblog entry per person but you can get extra entries by following me on twitter ( CureElie ) and instagram ( CureAphrodite ) and sending me an ask with your usernames on those sites.

Giveaway ends July 31!! ♡♡♡

At the intersection of Critical Role and...my other interests

Things I’ve pondered in the car today and while knitting v.3 (hopefully refined to the point I will be ready to publish the pattern) of the Gloves of Missile Snaring:

  • Sox Machina. Stranded colorwork of emblems of each VM member? Got a vague idea of what I want to do but I need to work out some small fair isle patterns that would suit each character. Maybe I’ll make it a [mystery?] knit-a-long in the Knit ‘n’ Crit group! Also have been thinking about a knit-a-long for a VM hat of some sort…
  • DnD alignment chart where each alignment is paired with an appropriate Latin quote. (Because what’s more Chaotic Evil than Caligula’s “Oderint dum metuant” (let them hate me, so long as they fear me) (honestly just what’s more chaotic evil than Caligula in general?), or more Lawful Neutral than “Dura lex, sed lex” (the law is hard, but it is the law)?) Totally working on collecting quotes now to make some sort of Post out of it, and I welcome suggestions if you’ve got a quote in mind :-D
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etsyfindoftheday | BLACK FRIDAY GIFTS | 11.25.16

gift idea: cozy accessories
featured: winter scarves and hats by irismint

The Theoi in England? UPG thingies

Thinking about potential English cultus/UPG things and writing little bits of prose for them… what do you guys reckon? (Heavily skewed towards Southern England because I don’t often get to go up North. I’ve tried to include bits but…eh… I dunno)

Wheat shifts from lush green to yellow gold as Demeter walks. The summer rain has passed, it glistens on the leaves and on her brow. Her lips are bright as strawberries, her breath sweet and heady as oilseed rape.

Poseidon crashes against the Whitby coast. His serpents draw the cliffs down into the sea and ancient creatures are exposed from their resting place in the rock. Our tiny island is held in his embrace as he carries our ships from shore to shore. In Portsmouth we salute him at the naval base and build monuments from the wreck of the Mary Rose. The gulls call his name as they soar inland.

Aphrodite comes ashore, her eyes bright as the Dover cliffs, skin golden as Cornish sands. The collared doves bring her flowers for she is the English Rose.

Hermes flits through the Underground, carried by the coursing breeze of the Tube. Each tap of an Oyster Card is the beating of his winged sandals. Every letter dropped into a red post box is an offering. Anywhere where money changes hands is his realm, from the marbled floors of Harrods to the dull neon of a Camden kebab shop, for he is the only one faster than the City.

Hestia crouches in the doorways of closed shops, bringing warmth to the homeless. She slips an extra pound coin into the hand of a Big Issue seller and never takes the magazine. Her hearth may only be in a pilot light or in the heating element of an electric kettle, but she is always there, warm, waiting, comforting.

Athena walks through the Bodleian stacks placing blessings on the books hidden underneath the Oxford streets so that students may succeed and those who apply for readers’ cards may be accepted. She stands in the corner of a Shetland home and smiles as a grandmother teaches her grandchildren to knit Fair Isle patterns. A barn owl cries in the cold night air and she moves in the ghostly flicker of its wings.

Apollo accompanies doctors through the wards of Great Ormond Street and sends hopeful smiles to the lips of the children there. He stands in the break room behind MRC researchers’ labs and keeps their coffee hot. He lurks backstage with the roadies at the Electric Ballroom, the O2 and the Roundhouse, singing along to songs of modern muses. He was there at the 100 Club and at the Cavern, at Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight. He is always there.

Artemis sprints through Dartmoor past long forgotten ruins and lonely homes. New Forest ponies gallop at her side, between the trees and heathers, forcing traffic to still. The mountains carry her through the lush green of the Peak District. Her stride is vast and covers cities too, in the wail of an urban fox and the hovering wings of a kestrel above the motorway or the rabbits that burrow beside Heathrow airport. There are corners of the wild everywhere.

Dionysus dances in a Manchester rave, liquor on his lips, eyes bright as glow-sticks. He follows the music through cellar clubs and secret happenings, to counter-culture bars and Soho drag shows. He lies in a punt in the haze of May Morning as drunken revelers leap, singing, from Magdalen Bridge into the gentle river below. He wanders through each theatre, watching West End musicals, Stratford Shakespearean revivals, and Edinburgh Fringe art-house pieces, as every stage is his altar no matter what is performed.

Ares joins Help for Heroes campaigns and stands aside veterans with poppies on their breasts. He carries coffins draped with Union Jacks through Wootton Bassett, head bowed, as mourners scatter flowers. He stands, fists and voice raised, with protesters and activists, carrying their banners as they cry for justice. He shelters refugees cramped into cargo containers and watches over them until they find safety. His spears pierce injustice, his shield blocks hatred.

Hera attends every wedding, every civil partnership, every hand fasting. A couple marry in their lunch break at a registers office and she is there. A lesbian wedding in a local hall receives her blessing. She watches from afar as an Anglo-Pakistani family celebrates for four days with bright clothes and painted hands, for though she is not among their gods, all marriages please her. She is the Queen above Queens, outlasting mortal monarchies and outshining all.

And Zeus? Zeus is in the English rain, that nourishes and punishes, floods and flourishes. He is called by the cries of Red Kites that circle, renewed, in clear skies. His strength is in the ancient oaks of Sherwood Forest and in the memory of lost wolves.

Some Basic Design Tips

We all start out a project with an idea in our heads.  It’s a lot more than just, “I wanna make x.”  For example, my current project is all about drama, drama, drama.  There are definately a lot of tricks and tips out there that help achieve the idea you are going for.

Dark colors recede.  Light colors come forward.

Think about this.  Why do you think they recommend that ladies who are larger on the bottom wear darker colors on the bottom half and lighter colors on top?  Well there’s no reason why you can’t use that trick in whatever it is that you want to make. Let’s say you’re uncomfortable with your midsection.  Make that part dark and the top part lighter.  It even works if you’re using tonal variation.

Any section with a different texture or color pattern draws the eye.

If the overall body of your garment is stockinette, try putting a small band of different texture right where you want the focus. It’s why yoke sweaters with a fair isle pattern work so well.  Our eyes naturally look for anything that is different from the overall.  It’s a natural pull.  You’ll see this design trick used in all sorts of aspects.  It’s even why you’ll see a fairly bland house with a bright door.  It draws the eye.

All over pattern doesn’t draw the eye in the same way.

Don’t get me wrong.  A solid lace sweater can be a work of art.  Not denying that in the least.  But what I’m saying is that the visual impact isn’t the same.  It doesn’t draw the eye to certain parts of the body.  It draws the eye to the whole thing.  If what you’re looking to do is reduce the impact of certain body parts, it may not be your best choice.  Same goes with color.