Child's Faux Fair Isle by Judith Durant

Child's Faux Fair Isle

Knitting
January 1996
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (jersey) with larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
930 - 1145 yards (850 - 1047 m)
28, 30, 32" chest
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Finished Sizes: 28” (30”, 32”) (71 (76, 81) cm) chest circumference. Sweater shown is size 28.

If you love the effect of colorwork, but dislike using many balls of yarn, here is an easy way out. Variegated yarn gives the appearance of many changes of color while working with only two balls. Use any Fair Isle pattern that uses the background color in the pattern motif and substitute variegated yarn for all pattern stitches.

Yardage: Knitaly #1940 lavender (MC), 2 (3, 3) skeins; Mountain Colors 4/8’s wool (100% wool; 250 yd(228m)/4 oz): Loganberry (CC), 2 skeins.

Pattern is available in free ebook.