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Retro Vests (fair isle)

by Patons
Knitting
January 1996
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in fair isle pattern with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1050 - 1260 yards (960 - 1152 m)
Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large
This pattern is available for free.

A vintage styled vest with fair isle design. (Patons Yarns)

Skill Level: Intermediate

SIZES
Bust/chest measurement
Small 30-32 ins [76-81 cm ]
Medium 34-36 ins [86-91 cm ]
Large 38-40 ins [97-102 cm ]
Extra-Large 42-44 ins [107-112cm]

Finished bust/chest
Small 37 ins [94 cm ]
Medium 40 ins [102 cm ]
Large 44 ins [112 cm ]
Extra-Large 47 ins [119.5 cm ]

MATERIALS
Patons Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz) or
Patons D├ęcor (100 g/3.5 oz)
Size S M L XL

Short Version (shown on her)
Main color (MC) (Dk Green) 2 2 2 2 balls
Contrast A ( Lt Green) 1 1 1 2 ball
Contrast B (Grey) 1 1 1 1 ball
Contrast C (Red) 1 1 1 1 ball
4 colors, 5-6 balls total

Long Version (shown on him)
Main color (MC) (Dk Green) 2 2 2 2 balls
Contrast A ( Lt Green) 1 1 2 2 ball(s)
Contrast B (Grey) 1 1 1 1 ball
Contrast C (Red) 1 1 1 1 ball
4 colors, 5-6 balls total

Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension.
1 stitch holder.

Short version (women’s) features waistline shaping.

Long version (men’s/unisex) body is worked straight.

Colorwork charts and construction schematics are provided in pdf download (June 2009).