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  • It’s a cowl, you say? Of course you can finish with that green, no problem, just do it, Bob’s yer uncle, etc etc.

    • I’m with squaremary–Cast off. 🙂

  • When I saw this at the top of your page, I thought, “oh WOW! I love that”.

  • I am pretty sure I have some of that darker green in Spindrift, and maybe both colors if i dig around. If that would help, email me the color names, and will check the stash.

  • I’m not a big cardigan person, but that is one great sweater, and I do think you’ve figured out the fair isle!

  • LOVE that Fair Isle! Please tell us that you’re going to share the chart.

  • Stash ZONES?? This is the game-changing concept I’ve been waiting for!

  • It’s beautiful! So happy you’re back to regular blogging. Makes my day.

  • Knit faster! If you run out of color, add borders of the cream like the waist space of cream about the waistline of the sweater. I’m betting you can do it.

  • Recently ‘re-discovered’ your blog. Can’t wait to read more!

  • Love that Fair Isle pattern – that is going to be a knockout cowl! Thanks to both you and Kay for blogging again. I surely do enjoy your knirting, thoughts and humor.

  • So glad to have your blog back! And knitting fair isle inside out? Game changer! Thanks!

  • I’m with Lynn in VA: please, oh, please share the chart! I loved the movie and not least because of that sweater. And using the pattern in a cowl is a terrific idea! You get all the impact without the commitment of an entire cardigan. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • I love this sweater and when we came out of the movie, it was all I could talk about; my husband is used to this by now. I admire you for figuring out the pattern. Two more movies with excellent sweaters are Dirty Dancing (Baby’s blue mohair cardigan) and The Stone of Destiny (all characters wear sweaters all the time… a joy to watch). Keep up the good work, love the blog!

  • I love it when there is so much knitwear in a film, especially a period piece. Someone needs to do a pattern book with all of those knits from this movie! Please do share the chart, I love those greens you used.

  • I loved that sweater too! This summer we visited Bletchley Park, there were a few dowdy knits here and there on the back of chairs or on coat hooks! Very authentic!

    I had my own Cumberbatch inspiration a while ago… http://lifelackadaisical.blogspot.ca/search?updated-max=2015-09-30T14:43:00-04:00&max-results=2&start=2&by-date=false

    Very sophisticated, just like the man himself 🙂

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  • lovely!

  • Love your blog. So glad you’re back!

  • Is drinking tomato juice on airplanes a thing?? Because that’s the only time I want it.
    Haven’t seen that movie but am definitely making the sweater. It’s perfect.

    • I know! It would never occur to me to drink tomato juice at any other time. But on a plane, it’s my go-to, except when fried by Fair Isle project.

      • Maybe the tomato juice is a bigger thing than we knew. On an airplane is the ONLY time I drink the stuff. Why I should find it to be Delicious with a capital D in the air, but not so much on the ground, I have no idea. Another of life’s great mysteries.

  • I LOVE this. Can I put in a request? Also, I’m HUGE Cumberbatch fan. Give me a brainiac any day.

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  • It’s too good not to share! It is such unusual colorwork. I’d love to be able to buy a pattern for a cowl, and skip the sweater.

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one staring at the handknits through the whole movie.

  • One really doesn’t want to spill tomato juice on yourself on a long plane ride though.
    That happened to my mother once while she was wearing a light grey cotton cardigan – luckily we were on our way to Turkey and the amazing laundresses managed to get the stain out completely.

    • There IS that thrilling challenge of getting through your cup of tomato juice without calamity. Add knitting to the tight quarters, and it’s like an Olympic event.

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  • Really glad you guys are back!

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  • Glad you’re back! Plus, now I have a non-Benedict reason to go see that movie. 🙂

  • What is this thing about tomato juice on flights. I NEVER drink tomato juice (or V8 or anything like that–not even a bloody mary) unless I am on a flight–and I almost always ask for tomato juice on a flight. Years ago I worked with a women, and in one of our lunch time conversations, she told me she did the same. Is this a thing that I have participated in without even knowing.

    maybe I should just google it 🙂

  • So happy you two are back at this!

  • (Don’t mind me, just subscribing…)

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  • I have tried to sign up for the newsletter and new post notifications, but no joy. Please, please!

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  • Welcome Back!

    I had given up … So glad you ladies are back. You were missed.

    Plus …. Great movie. Great sweater. Fab actors.

  • Happy New year

  • <3 Thanks for the shout out! The NBC show "Timeless" is next on my radar for screen knits I'm obsessed with right now.

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