#23 Fair Isle Vest by Louisa Harding

#23 Fair Isle Vest

Knitting
December 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in fair isle pattern using larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
990 - 1540 yards (905 - 1408 m)
Bust 36 (40ยฝ, 44)"/91 (103, 111)cm
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Pattern description from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2007:
โ€œShe shares a name with poet and novelist Thomas Hardyโ€™s childhood sweetheart, and just as Hardy painted a picture of the English countryside with words, Louuisa Harding does so with yarn - in this case โ€˜Grace Wool-Silkโ€™ by Louisa Harding/KFI. Her take on the Fair Isle V0neck vest is boldly accented by a vertical lace strip stitched intarsia-style right into the scheme, imbuing a slim-fitting, princely silhouette with a decidedly feminine touch.โ€

โ€œStandard-fitting fairisle vest with lace insert. Sized for Small, Medium and Large and shown in size Small on page 85.โ€

Knitted Measurements:

  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Bust 36 (40ยฝ, 44)โ€œ/91 (103, 111)cm
  • Length 18 (19, 20)โ€œ/45.5 (48.5, 51)cm

Materials:

  • 3 (4, 4) 1ยพoz/50g balls (each approx 110yd/100m) of Louisa Harding/KFI Grace Wool-Silk (merino wool/silk) in #7 petrol
  • 2 (3, 3) balls each in #8 purple and #13 aqua
  • 1 (1, 2) ball each in #3 dove and #11 cobalt
  • One pair each size 6 and 7 (4 and 4.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge.

Note: You can download the charts from our website or order them by mail (see page 135 for details).