Fair Isle Fantasia by Hayley Joanne Robinson

Fair Isle Fantasia

by Hayley Joanne Robinson
Crochet
December 2018
Siobhan Crafts Hand Dyed DK
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Tunisian Simple Stitch
7.0 mm
6.5 mm (K)
6.0 mm (J)
5.5 mm (I)
5.0 mm (H)
1325 - 1825 yards (1212 - 1669 m)
XS-S-M-L-XL-2XL-3XL
UK
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A Fair Isle Cardigan that is full of colour and excitement, featuring Polka-dots, Diamonds, Triangles, Spots and Feathers, all worked in the Tunisian Simple Stitch. Worked flat from the bottom up, the Sleeves are worked first, then the body up to the yoke, then the Sleeves are joined to the Body and the Circular Yoke is created. The Crew Neck is formed by using a smaller Hook size for every row, forcing it to curve around. The only seams are for the Sleeves.

If you are new to working Tunisian Crochet Fair Isle, Photo-tutorials are provided for changing colour, carrying colours, working the Yoke Decreases and the Flat Crochet Slip Stitch Seams for the Sleeve.

SIZE
(Use the Schematic on the 5th photo on the left,as a guide to which size would be best for you)
Body Circumference (Blue Line)
78.75-85-91.5-97.75-104.25-110.5-119.5cm/31-33.5-36-38.5-41-43.5-47 inches
Yoke Circumference along Green Line
140-148.5-157.5-166.5-176-184.75-193.75cm/55-58.5-62-65.5-69.25-72.75-76.25 inches
Yoke Circumference along Red Line
131.25-140-148-156.75-165-173.5-182.25cm/51.75-55-58.25-61.75-65-68.25-71.75 inches
Yoke Circumference along Purple Line
123-130.75-138.5-146.75-154.25-162.5-170.25cm/48.5-51.5-54.5-57.75-60.75-64-67 inches
Body Length = 58.5cm/23 inches
Length from Cuff to Crew Neck = 67.25cm/26.5 inches
Sleeve Width at Cuff = 9-9.5-10-10.75-11.5-12-12.75cm/3.5-3.75-4-4.25-4.5-4.75-5 inches
Sleeve Width at Underarm = 15.25-16-16.5-17.25-17.75-18.5-19cm/6-6.25-6.5-6.75-7-7.25-7.5 inches

MATERIALS
7.0mm Tunisian Crochet Hook with a long flexible cable (for working the Button Bands)
6.5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook with a long flexible cable (for working the Body of the Cardigan)
6.0mm Tunisian Crochet Hook with a long flexible cable (for working the Crew Neck and Sleeve Seams)
5.5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook with a long flexible cable (for working the Crew Neck)
5.5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook with a long flexible cable (for working the Crew Neck)
Approx 1090-1170-1250-1330-1410-1490-1570 yards of DK Yarn in Main Colour
Approx 270-290-310-330-350-370-390 yards of DK Yarn in Contrasting Colour
2 Stitch holders
Stitch Marker
9 x 20mm Buttons

You can use any 2 colours you wish to make this Cardigan. I have used a hand-dyed variegated yarn for the contrasting colour, but any colour-changing or plain coloured yarn will be a great substitute.

Note: the pattern consists of 16 pages

Note: as from the 9th of January 2019, the pattern has been updated with an extra size (3XL), and the Yoke shaping has been adapted for a better fit

TECHNIQUES
Working Tunisian Crochet Fair Isle, carrying colours during the Forward Pass and Returns = Photo-tutorials provided.

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