Water Garden Fair Isle by Ron Schweitzer

Water Garden Fair Isle

April 2000
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in color pattern on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2850 - 3800 yards (2606 - 3475 m)
S (M, L)
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Errata available: interweave.com

Summary: Knit in the round with steeks, this pullover is a masterpiece of subtlety in natural Shetland colors. Yardage requirements include the total amount of yarn needed in 5 colors. Three sizes, from 44” to 49 1/2” finished. Also available in the compilation book: The Best of Interweave Knits

The following description is from the magazine: “Ron Schweitzer got the idea for this unisex pullover while viewing a friend’s photograph of a residential water garden in Calcutta. A low wall behind the garden had been masterfully designed using small tiles mirroring the colors and shapes of the water plants and their reflections, perfectly complementing the light and shadow of the water garden.

The Water Garden Fair Isle is constructed in the round in the traditional Fair Isle style, with drop shoulders, only two colors per round, and steeks at the armholes and neck opening. The natural, undyed colors of the Shetland 2000 yarn are ideally suited to this woolen waterscape.“

Finished Size: 44 (46.75, 49.5)“ (112 118.5, 125.5 cm) bust/chest circumference.

Yarn: Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Yarns International Shetland 2000 (100% wool; 190 yd 174 m/50 g): moorit (dark brown) and Shetland black, 4 (4, 5) skeins each; shaela (gray), 3 (4, 4) skeins; Shetland white and mooskit (tan), 2 (3, 3) skeins each.

Needles: Ribbing - size 3 (3.25 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Body and sleeves - size 4 (3.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) cir and set of 4 dpn. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Errata link is a correction to the pattern as printed in The Best of Interweave Knits.