Lady's Fair Isle Vest by Mrs Buttons
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Lady's Fair Isle Vest

February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
British Lady's Size 14 (Chest 100 -105cm)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a very rewarding, timeless knit, best done in natural 100% wool. A comfortable fitted garment to last a lifetime.

Knitted in the round for maximum convenience and minimum finishing.

This is a timeless design for a comfortable vest or body warmer. Knitted in the round, there is no need for steeking or knitting a fair isle pattern on purl rows.

Difficulty: medium

Techniques Used:
• Yarn over for picot edge
• Circular knitting
• Fair isle techniques & reading charts •

For this garment I used pure wool from Highfield Textiles called: Shetland DK. The colour of this wool is natural ‘sheep’ colour and will never fade. The wool is lovely to work with and this garment will probably last a lifetime.

The colours are

  • White 200g
  • Fawn 200g
  • Moorit 100g
  • Grey 100g
  • Black 100g

• 100cm 3.5mm circular needle
• 40cm 3.5mm circular needle

• Stitch marker (a length of colourful yarn will do)
• Scissors
• Bodkin

Body Measurements: Women British size 14
Chest 100cm - 105cm