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Faraway Places

by Patons
Patons Pattern Library
Patons #583, Best Ever Vests
Knitting
January 1996
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in larger needles in fair isle pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1260 - 1890 yards (1152 - 1728 m)
S M L XL
This pattern is available for free.

Bold, colorful fair isle vest reminiscent of exotic locales. (Patons Yarns)

Skill Level: Intermediate

SIZES
Bust measurement
Small 30-32 ins [76-81 cm ]
Medium 34-36 ins [86-91 cm ]
Large 38-40 ins [97-102 cm ]
Extra-Large 42-44 ins [107-112cm ]

Finished bust
Small 38 ins [97 cm]
Medium 42 ins [107 cm ]
Large 45 ins [114.5 cm ]
Extra-Large 49 ins [124.5 cm ]

MATERIALS
Patons Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz) or
Patons D├ęcor (100 g/3.5 oz)

Size S M L XL
Main color (MC) (Black) 2 2 2 3 balls
Contrast A (Red) 1 2 2 2 ball(s)
Contrast B (Purple) 1 2 2 2 ball(s)
Contrast C (Green) 1 1 1 1 ball
Contrast D (Teal) 1 1 1 2 ball(s)
5 colors, 6-9 balls total

Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long
6 buttons

Colorwork design is reminiscent of oriental or native American traditional motifs.

Block lightly before working button bands.

Colorwork charts and construction schematics are provided in pdf download (June 2009).