#06 Fair Isle Cardigan by Alice Starmore
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#06 Fair Isle Cardigan

August 1994
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Chart#2 using smaller needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3600 - 4350 yards (3292 - 3978 m)
To fit sizes: S (M, L)
Errata available: vogueknitting.com /patterns/show

From the photo page: “The fierce, pristine beauty of the islands inspires expert designs to echo the powerful co-existence of land and sea. Alice Starmore, renowned author and designer, demonstrates her continuing influence on Fair Isle knitting. Her cardigan is knit with a menswear styled front V-shape, tiny back slit and face-framing seed-stitched collar and matching cuffs. Broad Bay “Scottish Campion” wool yarn. Experienced.“

From the pattern page: “Oversized, Fair Isle patterned cardigan with dropped shoulders, menswear styled front V-shaping, tiny back slit; seed stitched collar and cuffs.”

Knitted measurements
Bust at underarm (buttoned) 43.75 (48, 52.25)“/111 (122, 133)cm
Length (back neck to hem) 25 (25.75, 26.5)”/63.5 (65.5, 67.5)cm
Sleeve width at upper arm 10 (10.5, 11)“/25.5 (26.5, 28)cm

4 1-ounce/28g balls (each approx 150 yd/137m) of Broad Bay Co. Scottish Campion (wool 1) in #91 dark purple (MC)
3 balls each in #11 light olive (A) and #41 dark olive (C)
2 (3, 3) balls each in #36 dark green (E) #159 violet (J) and #73 light violet (B)
2 balls each in #80 mauve (D), and #150 light rust heather (F)
1 (2, 2) in #12 brick (G)
1 (1, 2) in #75 purple (H)
1 ball each in #76 paprika (K) and #164 light blue violet (L)

Size 3 (3.25mm) circular 24”/60cm circular needle
One pair size 5 (3.75mm) needles
Size 3 (3.25mm) double-pointed needles
2 safety pins
Stitch holders and markers
Eight 0.5”/12.5mm buttons