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Fairly Easy Fair Isle

Knitting
November 2004
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1000 - 1250 yards (914 - 1143 m)
Finished bust: 35 (38, 42, 46, 50)"
Errata available: knithappens.com

Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “Frightened of Fair Isle? Why not cut your colorwork teeth on this super-simple cardigan? The basic motifs, flat construction, and bulky yarn combine into a sweater that’s as easy to knit as a single-colored version would be.”

Sizes:

  • Womens XS (S, M, L, XL)
  • Finished bust: 35 (38, 42, 46, 50)”
  • Finished length: 24 (25, 25, 26½, 26½)”

Special Skill: Stranded Colorwork

Materials:

  • Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 113g/125yds) DARK
  • MC: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins #M05 Onyx
  • CC1: 1 skein #M83 Raspberry
  • CC2: 1 skein #M38 Lotus Pink
  • CC3: 1 skein #M34 Victorian Pink FAIR
  • MC: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins #M10 Creme
  • CC1: 1 skein #M160 Dynamite Blue
  • CC2: 1 skein #M120 Limeade
  • CC3: 1 skein #M59 Periwinkle
  • US 10½ (6.5mm) straight needles (third needle optional), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 10½ (6.5mm) 30” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 10½ (6.5mm) 16” circular needle
  • Six 1” buttons
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch holders