Tom of da Peathill
A fitted men’s Fair Isle cardigan in three sizes, inspired by the seven natural shades of the Foula Wool it was knitted in.
This cardigan has a fitted look and the pattern is written for three sizes. The sizes are the actual garment sizes across the chest.
Length from hem to shoulder:
The gauge given was measured after blocking.
Materials and notions:
4mm circular needle, OR needle size to give you the right gauge in Fair Isle patterns
3.5mm circular needle, OR needle size to give you the right gauge in moss stitch
2 double-pointed needles in 3.5mm
3mm crochet hook
large-eyed crewel or wool needle with sharp point
scraps of waste yarn to temporarily hold sts
regular sewing needle and sewing thread
8 toggles or buttons
colour: small size, medium size, large size
white: 125g, 125g, 150g
light grey: 100g, 100g, 100g
grey: 175g, 200g, 200g
mioget: 125g, 125g, 150g
fawn: 200g, 200g, 225g
moorit: 150g, 150g, 175g
black: 50g, 50g, 50g
The cardigan is knitted from the bottom up. It has steek stitches for the front opening and the armholes. After the body is knitted the shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind-off. To avoid bulky edges the steeks are finished with knots. You can find a knotted steek tutorial here. Stitches will be picked up and knitted from the front edges to create buttonbands. Then stitches are picked up and knitted from the armholes to create the sleeves.