Foolish Virgins by Kaffe Fassett
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Foolish Virgins

January 1993
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in intarsia
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.0 mm
3250 yards (2972 m)
one size
This pattern is available for free: Mag%207%20-%20foolish%20virgins.pdf

Fassett based this design on Norwegian tapestries from the 17th Century. Pattern description here is from the Lands’ End publication.

The version in Rowan for Liberty Book No. 3 is written for a mixture of wool (dk), wool-silk (silkstones), and wool-silk (Kaffe Fassett Kid Silk) blends, all in lines discontinued by Rowan (though some in production lines are similar--like kidsilk aura for the last).

The version in Rowan 7 is written for Rowan’s Cotton GlacĂ©. Many of the called for colors have been discontinued. The lying on the snow pictured sweater is knit in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted. DK or light worsted yarns should substitute well.

Difficulty level is high for the intarsia work if only because of all the different yarn changes--over 40 in some rows and rarely the same colors in any two consecutive rows.

There are 14 colors. The instructions call for 1-4 skeins of each but you will have left overs of many of the colors.Yardage is for all 26 skeins.

The Lands’ End version at least is written for only one size. It would be very difficult to change the size unless you knit it to a different gauge.

Only the collar edging is crocheted and requires a 3mm crochet hook.

Other patterns in the Lands’ End booklet include sweaters by Meg Swansen, Dale Long, Nicky Epstein and Joyce Williams.
Lands’ End had this booklet available only one year.