Jack Fair Isle Scarf by Diane Zangl

Jack Fair Isle Scarf

December 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Color Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
7.5” wide x 53” long
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This pattern is available for free.

Jack is a great introduction to Fair Isle knitting. The majority of the patterns are simple three- or four-stitch repeats divided by solid-colored stripes. It begins with ribbed ends that are worked back and forth then overlapped, creating a faux-buttoned closure. The remainder is worked circular in two halves. They are joined at the center with Kitchener stitch, creating a mirror image of the pattern. Because the scarf is worked circular, ends can be left inside rather than working them in. Jack is for the man in your life that appreciates knitting!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 7.5” wide x 53” long

Gauge: 25 sts and 28 rows = 4” 10 cm in Color Pattern


Fine weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarn Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 164 yards 150 meters 50 grams): #8400 Charcoal (MC, 2 balls), #8401 Silver Ash (A, 2 balls), #8892 Azure (B, 2 balls), #9404 Ruby (C, 1 ball), #8010 Natural (D, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular, US size 5 (3.75 mm) one DPN

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, stitch holder, six 0.5” buttons

Special Stitches; 2 x 2 Rib; Charted Fair Isle Pattern

Pattern Notes ─ Gauge is not critical to this project, but may affect the amount of yarn needed. To avoid puckering of fabric, carry color not in use loosely across back of work. No need to cut unused colors not in use; carry them up length of scarf