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My First Fair Isle Sweater

by Patons
Patons #501002, Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting
Knitting
July 2012
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
720 - 1560 yards (658 - 1426 m)
Child: 6, 8, 10 years; Adult: XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL

Skill Level: Easy


Learn how to secure your floats by knitting this bold, patterned yoke which combines charts and fair isle into a classic pullover.


Sizes:
Size / To fit chest measurement

  • Child 6 years / 25” (63.5 cm)
  • Child 8 years / 26½” (67.5 cm)
  • Child 10 years / 28” (71 cm)

  • XS/S / 28”-34” (71-86.5 cm)
  • Medium / 36”-38” (91.5-96.5 cm)
  • Large / 40”-42” (101.5-106.5 cm)
  • X-Large / 44”-46” (112-117 cm)
  • 2/3XL / 48”-54” (122-137 cm)
  • 4/5XL / 56”-62” (142-157.5 cm)

Yarn Requirements:
Patons® Classic Wool Roving™ (3.5 oz/100 g)
Child version 5 colors, 6-7 balls total
Adult version 5 colors, 10-13 balls total

Child’s Version:
[6-8-10 years]

  • #77203 (Pacific Teal) 3-2-3 balls
  • #77040 (Dark Grey) 1 ball
  • #77615 (Yellow) 1 ball
  • #77008 (Aran) 1 ball
  • #77222 (Cloverleaf) 1 ball

Adult’s Version:
[XS/S-M-L-XL-2/3XL-4/5XL]

  • #77044 (Grey) or #77709 (Cherry) 6[7]-7[8]-7[8]-7[8]-7[8]-8[9] balls
  • #77008 (Aran) 1 ball
  • #77203 (Pacific Teal) or #77222 (Cloverleaf) 1 ball
  • #77615 (Yellow) 1 ball
  • #77040 (Dark Grey) or #77203 (Pacific Teal) 1 ball

Additional Materials:

  • Sizes 5.5 mm (US 9) and 6 mm (US 10) circular knitting needles 24” (60 cm) long for Child’s Version or 36” (91.5 cm) long for Adult’s Version
  • Set of four sizes 5.5 mm (US 9) and 6 mm (US 10) double-pointed knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
  • 4 stitch holders