Border Fair Isle Cardigan by Fiona Ellis
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Border Fair Isle Cardigan

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2205 - 2940 yards (2016 - 2688 m)

Skill Level
Moderately Challenging

Sizes
Woman’s X-small (small, medium, large, X-large, 2X-large)
Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements
Chest: 32 1/2 (37, 39, 41 1/2, 46, 48 1/2) inches, buttoned
Length: 23 3/4 (24 3/4, 25 3/4, 26 1/4, 26 3/4, 27 3/4) inches
Note: Cardigan is designed to be worn with 2 inches of ease.

Materials

  • Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted (worsted weight; 100% wool; 245 yds/100g per skein): 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins ash #720W (A); 1 (1, 1, 2, 2,
    2) skein(s) true blue navy #147W (B); 1 skein each butterfly blue #N59W (C), latte #N93W (D),
    pomegranate #146W (E) and fanciful blue #158W (F)
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) straight and 16-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size 8 (5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 6 buttons

Gauge
21 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in 1-color St st with smaller needles, blocked.
20 sts and 21 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stranded 2-color St st with larger needles, blocked.
To save time, take time to check gauge.