V-Neck Fair Isle Pullover Vest
Pattern description from Knitting Workshop: “FAIR ISLES are simply shaped, hewing to the ski-sweater line. They do vary by frequently incorporating the V-Neck, which is knitted in one with the circular shaping.”
38” (40”, 42”) around
23” (25”, 27”) long
Materials: Shetland wool; 5 (6, 7) ounces of main color, 1 ounce each brown, green, blue, lovat and white. You may use 2 shades each in brown, blue and green as on the model. One 16” and one 24” circular needle of a size to give you the above GAUGE of 6 sts to 1”.
Note: “In the first blue pattern, work the first and fifth rounds in dark blue; next blue pattern work the irst and fifth rounds in the light shade. Alternate shades in all patterns this way for a true Fair Isle sweater.”
This pattern does not specify yarn weight or brand, needle size, or yardage. These factors are left entirely up to the individual.
This pattern may be found in the appendix to Knitting Workshop on pages 167-168. Pattern description and diagrams on pages 136-137.
Adult vest originally published in 1981, Wool Gathering #24, now available in Spun Out #22B. Instructions for Small adult and child size sweater originally published in 1981, Wool Gathering #24; now available as Spun Out #22A.