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#20 Fair Isle Cardigan

Knitting
January 2009
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch and Fair Isle chart pattern using size 8 (5mm) needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1635 - 2071 yards (1495 - 1894 m)
Bust (closed) 32 (35, 38½, 42)"/81 (89, 98, 106.5)cm
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2008/09: “With its subtle A-line shaping and zippered front, this Fair Isle cardigan makes modern the traditional Icelandic yoked sweater. Védís Jónsdóttir stitched thirteen colors of Reynolds/JCA’s ‘Lite-Lopi’ circularly, placing purl stitches astride the end-of-round marker to indicate the placement of the steek, the front opening that’s cut post-knitting to accommodate the zipper.

“Close-fitting, zippered Fair Isle cardigan, with the body worked in the round, cutting steeks down the center front.”

Knitting Measurements:

  • Lower edge (closed) 35 (38½, 42, 45¼)”/89 (98, 106.5, 115)cm
  • Bust (closed) 32 (35, 38½, 42)”/81 (89, 98, 106.5)cm
  • Length 23 (23¾, 24½, 24¾)”/58.5 (60, 61.5, 63)cm
  • Upper arm 12½ (13½, 14½, 15)”/31.5 (34, 37, 38)cm

Materials:

  • 2 (2, 2, 3) 1¾oz/50g skeins (each approx 109yd/100m) of Reynolds/JCA, Inc. Lite-Lopi (wool) each in #1405 bottle green (A) and #420 navy (H)
  • 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins each in #1409 garnet red (B) and #434 crimson (I)
  • 1 skein each in #1410 orange (C), #423 marine (D), #1414 violet (E), #264 mustard (F), #432 dark grape (G), #1400 camel (J), #1403 lapis blue (K), #427 rust (L) and #1401 hazel (M)
  • Size 8 (5 mm) circular needles 16” and 32’ (40 and 80cm) long or size to obtain gauge
  • Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle 32”/80 cm long
  • Size 4 (3.5mm) ciruclar needle 16”/40 cm long
  • One set (5) each sizes 6 and 8 (4 and 5mm) dpns
  • Double sided zipper 20 (20, 22, 22)”/50 (50, 55, 55)cm long

Notes:

  1. The cardigan is slightly A-shaped. Body and sleeves are worked in the round from lower edge to underarms, then joined and yoke is worked in the round.
  2. Some rows of the chart are not worked for the Small and Medium sizes. These rows are indicated on the RH side of the chart. Pattern and dec are worked from chart.
  3. Round begins and ends with a P st for the steek at front of body. The front opening is cut open.

Pages: 73 & 102-104.