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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.

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.


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.)


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*
Letsdosomemoredancing Ezepsdancinginthegardenheaddown

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


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?


Margene - You take the expression Dance Like Nobody's Watching to new heighths. We want to watch - especially when some great knitting mojo is involved. Thanks for pointing out all the great EZ tips. Love the sweater.

Freaking awesome! I adore the fair isle colors and patterning - esp. the little zigzags of red at the bottom that almost make it look like its sewn on/embroidered.

FANTASTIC, Margene!!!

What a great sweater - and what terrific colors in the Fair Isle! Whoohoo - CONGRATS!

You are very convincing. A beautiful sweater and a wonderful post. Makes me want to get my book out and start some math.

Amazing. I love the colors of the yoke, and the fit is cozy and flattering. Yay EZ and Yay Margene!

Yay! It looks great! I love your color choices :)

So cute! I love the yoke and it fits you beautifully.

Margene! It's not often that I consider abandoning my loom and going back to my dust covered needles (hmmm...25 years of dust might be classified as significant burial)....but you and your sweater have done just that. WOW!
Ruby (blogless in Vermont)

Fabulous! You've done EZ proud! I haven't heard that song in ages!

Beautiful!!! The yoke is gorgeous, the hem is well executed and the bit of red on the sleeve is just right. Thanks for taking us through the whole process.

Just brilliant! Kudos to the Photographer, too!

Gorgeous! I've been curious to see the yoke. Looks like you're enjoying it immensely.

Your sweater turned out fabulous, but even better is seeing YOU with your old pizazz back in this photoshoot! Good job, grrl:)

Boy, you make that sweater look good. It totally rocks!

Bravo! Well done.

Beautiful sweater on a beautiful girl!

I agree with Sandy -- DA BOMB! Margene, it looks WONDERFUL!!!!

It looks wonderful! Perfect fit. I can see why you're dancing!

Ooooohhhh Margene! I love the song and the sweater turned out so nicely!!!

Margene, looks good on you! Perfect fit.

Those colours pop Darling! It turned out beautifully!
Anne in Calgary

It looks like a fantastic sweater, and clearly you're happy with it!

Cute, cute, cute! I love all your pictures!

Absolutely gorgeous! The fit is perfect. Maybe EPS is the way to break the sweater curse (I start sweaters but never finish them).

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