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Machrihanish

Knitting
April 2014
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in colourwork pattern in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2280 - 3120 yards (2085 - 2853 m)
38.5 - 52.25 in

Neat and stylish traditional Fairisle vest.

Worked in the round, with steeks, this colourful Fairisle vest has the option of being tapered to the waist for a neater, more contemporary masculine fit.

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Sizing
actual chest
98 (105, 112, 118.5, 125.5, 132.5) cm
38.5 (41.25, 44, 46.75, 49.5, 52.25) in
length to armhole
42 (42, 42, 42, 42, 42) cm
16.5 (16.5, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5, 16.5) in
armhole depth (excluding armhole edging)
25.5 (26.5, 28, 29, 30.5, 32) cm
10 (10.5, 11, 11.5, 12 ,12.5) in
finished length to shoulder
67.5 (68.5, 70, 71, 72.5, 74) cm
26.5 (27, 27.5, 28, 28.5, 29) in
actual waist (if smaller needles are used after ribbing)
87 (93, 99.5, 105.5, 112, 118) cm
34.25 (36.75, 39, 41.5, 44, 46.5) in
cross shoulders
38 (40.5, 42, 44, 45.5, 49) cm
15 (16, 16.5, 17.5, 18, 19.5) in

Yarn
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage (100% Real Shetland Wool; 110m 120yds/25g balls) in the following shades:
MC: Mussel blue 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) x 25g balls
CC1: Berry wine 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) x 25g balls
CC2: Auld gold 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) x 25g balls
CC3: Fluggy white 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) x 25g balls
CC4: Silver grey 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 4) x 25g balls
CC5: Moss green 1 x 25g ball for all sizes

Yarn note
Jamieson and Smith Shetland Heritage is a light fingering, worsted-spun yarn, very similar to that which was used in traditional Fairisle garments in the 1920s and 30s. It was developed specifically for colourwork in collaboration with the Shetland Museum and Archives. Other yarns will behave differently: if substituting yarn, please swatch carefully!!

Needles and Notions
2.75mm UK 12/US 2 circular needle 80cm 32in long (or size to get gauge) for working body
2.5mm UK 13-12/US 1-2 circular needle 80cm 32in long (or size to get gauge) for working ribbing and waist.
2.5mm UK 13-12/US 1-2 circular needle 40cm 16in long (or size to get gauge) for working neck and armhole ribbing
Two sets of stitch markers, A and B
Crochet hook (if working crocheted steek reinforcements)
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn (for holding sts)
Sock yarn (if working crocheted steek reinforcements)
Grosgrain ribbon for finishing internal steeked edges (optional)

Tension
32 sts and 36 rounds to 10cm 4in over Fair Isle pattern using larger needle
36 sts and 40 rounds to 10cm 4in over Fair Isle pattern using smaller needle
Achieving both gauges is important to create the correct fit.