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EZ EPS - The Finale!

It took a bit of math, a bit of EZ genius, a bit of luck and a lot of knitting to get to this point.  Can't help but dance when a sweater turns out this well.
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With EZ and Meg's guidance a knitter can make any style of sweater fit well. Every step of their system is well thought out, laid out and easily executed as planned.  The only change I made was to start the  Fair Isle pattern a couple of inches lower on the yoke than EZs original sweater.  Because of that change I add a couple of inches of patterning after the second decrease section.
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The updated modifications outlined by Meg in the Opinionated Knitter where also adopted.  Short rows added to the neck (and after uniting the arms and body) are described in The Knitting Workshop, which also has instructions for the basic EPS sweater.  Meg and Elizabeth have many sweater patterns in their publication based on the percentage system. It's a very good way to design and knit a sweater.  Try it, you'll like it! (All pictures are clickable.)

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You've got a cute way of talking
You got the better of me
Just snap your fingers and I'm walking
Like a dog hanging on your lead
I'm in a spin you know
Shaking on a string you know*
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You make me feel like dancing
I'm gonna dance the night away
You make me feel like dancing
I'm gonna dance the night away
You make feel like dancing
I feel like dancing dancing dance the night away
I feel like dancing dancing ahhh

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Pattern: Fair Isle Yoked Percentage Sweater from  The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann Yarn: Silky Wool by Elsabeth Lavold
Time to Knit: 1-01-08 – 3-9-08
KAL: EZ EPS Group on Ravelry & SLC SnB (The Ewe-tah Grrls)

*When I read the words to this verse I found them very appropriate for a knitter spinning, don't you think?

Comments

That sweater is GREAT! And looks da BOMB on you! (I know, I couldn't resist!) You are the cutest! CUTEST!
Great job on the sweater. It looks like a perennial favorite! And you'll even have time to wear it before Sprummer sets in!
extra hugs for my Margene!
xoxo

Wow - beautiful sweater! Looks like it was made just for you! :0

The sweater is great! And it looks like you were having so much fun during your photoshoot.

It's wonderful! Perfectly designed and beautifully executed! Really, Margene, it's outstanding.

It's beautiful, Margene! And it fits like a glove.

Wow! That really does look stunning! I'm tempted now. ;)

Fabulous! It's PERFECT. And those colors are wonderful on you.

OH MY MY..OH HECK YEAH..that is absolutely gorgeous...well worth the wait`..it would make a gal 'wanna' dance..the color is just perfect..one of my favorites~

Oh, Margene! It's perfect! Really. It's stunning! This is why I love EZ and Meg. The EPS in baby size was one of my first knits. Daniel wore it for a couple of years.

you are so freaking cute! :) love the sweater. mine...someday.

Love it and it looks terrific! Did you write the verse in falsetto?

Margene...it's fabulous!! You almost make me want to do the EPS math....and I hate math.

You are just too damn cute for words - and EPS is a work of art! Congrats - she's beautiful! But it looks like you might know that already! ;)

So nice sweater, I love it!!!
Congratulations... :-)

I love it! It came out absolutely perfect!!

It's stunning!

Well, of COURSE it fits: you planned it that way! I'm taken with the fair isle part. It lies beautifully, nary a hint of ripple. Well done!

Great fit, great yoke, perfect! Very impressed. And great photo shoot, too.

Fabulosa. It is a perfect sweater!

Hee hee - fabulous pictures! (And the sweater turned out great, too!)

I LOVE it! It looks so great on you! I need to get spinning so I can make mine!

Love it! What a fab knit. Looks great on you.

Fantastic Margene!! I love, love, love that yoke!!! Your EPS looks great on you!

It's fabulous - you give me the urge to knit one all over again! :)

WOW!!! It's FABULOUS...GORGEOUS...LOVELY...INCREDIBLE...I'm running out of adjectives!!! I may just have to queue one for myself!

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