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Fair Isle Vest WG 54 (aka April in Wisconsin aka Traditions)

Knitting
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Fair Isle pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
39 - 54"
This pattern is available in print for $3.00.

Summary Worked in the round with steeks and decreases forming the armholes and V-neck. It has corrugated ribbing. This appears to be the vest form of the cardigan on the front of Meg Swansen’s Knitting.

Additional Size Info
Finished Bust: 39, 44, 49, 54”

Additional Yarn Info
Total yardage needed: 1595 - 2320 yards

Shetland Wool from Schoolhouse Press

  • MC 3, 3, 4, 4
  • CC A 2, 2, 3, 3
  • CC B 2, 2, 3, 3
  • CC C 2, 2, 2, 2
  • CC D 1, 1, 1, 2
  • CC E 1, 1, 1, 2

Available in Wool Gathering #54, this vest is also known as April in Wisconsin.

Available in Knitter’s Magazine #48, this vest is known as Fair Isle Traditions. The yarn listed in this article is Shetland Wool from Schoolhouse press and the row gauge is listed as 26 stitches/inch.

This is also the topic of the Fair Isle Vest DVD from Schoolhouse Press showing every step of the actual knitting from cast on to final blocking.