Cedarland Farm Vest by Melissa Deutsch Scott
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Cedarland Farm Vest

March 2014
Cedarland Farm Icelandic Wool
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 1200 yards (777 - 1097 m)
sm, med, lrg

“There’s nothing like a simple vest — so easy to wear when the weather seems to change four times in one day and a cardigan or jumper is just too much and a t-shirt not enough. Our version is knitted in a traditional Icelandic pattern, worked in a ten-stitch, twenty-row repeat, with an added colour accent (making the
most of the hand-dyed richness of the Icelandic sheep wool, used here in a boutique 2 plied spun yarn that knits up as a heavy 5ply or light 8ply weight yarn)”

This is a challenging project -- circular fair isle for the body, then worked back and forth from the same chart, WITH stripes of hand-painted colours. To simplify the project, the background/body colour can be worked without the stripes, though it won’t have the same colour-blended effect.

Please note directions regarding tension and swatching in circular fair isle.

NOTE: the yarn used in this project is incredibly special Icelandic wool that is grown, spun, and dyed in Pennsylvania by Cedarland Farm. This yarn has a unique, lofty quality that makes it extremely warm and water-resistant. Subsituting a similar weight of wool will yield a nice result, but not the same vest. SWATCHING essential.