Up Helly Aa Sweater by Fair City Knits
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Up Helly Aa Sweater

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Charted Pattern knit in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2375 - 3250 yards (2172 - 2972 m)
32" - 47" / 80cm - 117.5cm
This pattern is available for £6.00 GBP buy it now

THIS PATTERN IS BEING LAUNCHED ON THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2018 DURING SHETLAND WOOL WEEK. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHSE FROM 10PM BST

INTRODUCTION
This is the pattern based on my award-winning entry for the Jamieson & Smith Fire Festival KAL 2017.

The original Sweater was knitted for me and by me as just another sweater to keep me warm. I just cast on and off I went. I had no knitting pattern to work on, only my knitted swatch. Otherwise I made it up as I went along.

When I wore it to Shetland Wool Week in 2017, it got such a positive reaction from so many people. It was the first time I had ever been chased down the street by somebody wanting to take a picture of my sweater. Many people have asked me to write the pattern. So here it is.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Intermediate. For the knitter familiar with Fair Isle knitting and shaping, this is a straight forward bottom up sweater with plenty to keep it interesting. This would be rather ambitious as a first fair isle project or first sweater.

Materials

Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumperweight

Shade 81 Dark Grey - 6, 6, 6, 7, 7 balls
Shade 54 Mid Grey - 3, 4, 4, 4, 5 balls
Shade 36 Navy - 2, 2, 2, 3, 3 balls
Shade FC38 Brown Mix - 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 balls
Shade 91 Yellow - 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 balls
Shade 25 Brick Red - 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 balls
Shade 132 Cyan - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
Shade 9113 - Burgundy - 1, 1, 2, 2, 2