Hello! I am so excited to get started on this knitalong. I am purchasing the pattern and yarn this evening or tomorrow, I hope, and I aim to cast on at the beginning of September (once I've completed the Mystery Stole 3 knitalong- which surely I will have done by then!). I have knit a few fair isle stockings and little projects, but this will be my very first fair isle sweater. Scary! Fun! I am extremely pleased to know that it is all charted, meaning I won't have to keep track of shaping separately from the fair isle. This is by no means a true beginner project, but I think I am up to the challenge.
I do have a question for those of you with the schematics already- or consider it a request for your knitterly advice. I am torn between two sizes, and there is a significant difference in kit cost depending on which I choose.
Arguing for the smaller size (37), this is a very form fitting sweater. I wouldn't want to knit something that will be loose. I envision wearing it with a little silk or cotton cami, for work and for play. In general, I choose to knit a size 36-38, depending on the pattern. I believe my Bobble Blue was a 36, for example.
On the other hand, the larger size (39) is much closer to my actual bust measurement, and I know that with the fair isle this will be a much heartier fabric and not as forgiving as a simple stockinette, or stretchy like a rib or cable pattern.
How did you select your size? What sort of ease do you think is built in? I welcome your comments! I'm leaning towards knitting the 37, but purchasing the yarn for the 39- worst case, I'll have extra and can make some of the cute mitts Eunny designed.