Millrace by Todd Gocken


February 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2040 - 2720 yards (1865 - 2487 m)
S, M, L, XL, XXL
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Millrace is a traditional Fair Isle vest with a twist. The front contains traditional patterning, created using 8 different colorways of flyWHEEL yarn by Harrisville Designs. It is worked in the round and incorporates steeks. The back of the vest; however, is knit flat and is patterned with 3X1 ribbing allowing the vest to have a slimmer fit without being restricting.

The flyWHEEL yarns have uniquely heathered colorways which work very well together and create a stunning effect when used in traditional Fair Isle stranded colorwork. The colors work so well together that I created two different color combinations for this pattern. I have visited the mill and store and even visited their millrace – which is the inspiration for the naming of this pattern.