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Fair Isle Classic Cardigan

by Patons
Knitting
January 2002
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1288 - 1449 yards (1178 - 1325 m)
Child: 2, 4, 6
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: patonsyarns.com

Skill Level: Intermediate

Classic fair isle cardigan with lovely colors and a heart design. Shown in Patons Astra.

SIZES
2: 21 ins [53.5 cm]
4: 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6: 25½ ins [65 cm]

Finished chest
2: 27 ins [68.5 cm]
4: 29 ins [73.5 cm]
6: 32 ins [81.5 cm]

MATERIALS
Patons® Astra (50 g/1.75 oz)
Sizes: 2 (4-6)
Main Color (MC) (Lilac) 4 (5-5) balls
Contrast A (Deep Pink) 1 (1-1) ball
Contrast B (Aran) 1 (1-1) ball
Contrast C (Yellow) 1 (1-1) ball
Contrast D (Aqua) 1 (1-1) ball
5 colors, 8-9 balls total

Sizes 3¼ mm (U.S. 3) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles.
Sizes 3¼ mm (U.S. 3) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
5 buttons.

Construction schematics and colorwork charts are provided in pdf download (May 2009).

Ed. note: Also suitable for boys (change button placement and choose masculine colors).