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Fair Isle Frolic

by Patons
Knitting
January 1995
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
815 - 1141 yards (745 - 1043 m)

Pattern Summary: Child’s pullover with Fair Isle pattern on yoke. Worked in the round from the bottom up to the armholes. Sleeves knit in the round on double-pointed needles, joined in round to body except for a few stitches left to graft after completion of the sweater, yoke continues in the round. Pattern includes chart for yoke pattern and Grafting diagram.

Needle Information:

  • 5 mm (U.S. 8) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needles for body of sweater
  • Set of four 5 mm (U.S. 8) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) double pointed needles for sleeves

Size Information:

  • 4 - Chest Measurement 24 inches (61 cm), Finished Chest 28-3/4 inches (73 cm)
  • 6 - Chest Measurement 26 inches (66 cm), Finished Chest 31 inches (78.5 cm)
  • 8 - Chest Measurement 28 inches (71 cm), Finished Chest 34 inches (86 cm)
  • 10 - Chest Measurement 30 inches (76 cm), Finished Chest 36-1/4 inches (92 cm)

Yarn Requirements:

  • Size 4 requires 489 yards (447 m) Main colour B, 163 yards (149 m) Contrast colour A, 163 yards (149 m) Contrast colour C.

  • Size 6 requires 489 yards (447 m) Main colour B, 163 yards (149 m) Contrast colour A, 163 yards (149 m) Contrast colour C.

  • Size 8 requires 652 yards (596 m) Main colour B, 163 yards (149 m) Contrast colour A, 163 yards (149 m) Contrast colour C.

  • Size 10 requires 815 yards (745 m) Main colour B, 163 yards (149 m) Contrast colour A, 163 yards (149 m) Contrast colour C.