Vaila by Susan Crawford
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Vaila

Knitting
February 2018
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern knitted in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2.25 mm (B)
1755 - 3375 yards (1605 - 3086 m)
30, 32, 34-36, 38-40, 42, 44-46, 48, 50-52, 54

This pattern is one 27 patterns from The Vintage Shetland Project and is not available as a single pattern. The price shown is for the book in its entirety. I do not intend to release the patterns individually.

Yarn
Susan Crawford Fenella 2 ply, 100% British wool (124m/135yds per 25g skein)
5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Caramel - yarn A
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins Dolly Blue - yarn B
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins Atomic Red - yarn C
2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins Jonquil - yarn D
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein Chalk - yarn E

OR

Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme 2 ply lace weight (200m/219yds per 25g ball)
6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 11) balls Moorit - yarn A (used double)
Jamieson & Smith Heritage (110m/120yds per 25g ball)
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls Indigo - yarn B
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls Madder - yarn C
3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) balls Auld Gold - yarn D
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) balls Flugga White - yarn E

Gauge
1st, 4th and 7th sizes
33 sts & 36 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Fair Isle pattern worked in the round and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles.

2nd, 5th and 8th sizes
32 sts & 35 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Fair Isle pattern worked in the round and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 2.75mm (US 2) needles.

3rd, 6th and 9th sizes
30 sts & 33 rounds to 10cm (4in) over Fair Isle pattern worked in the round and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3mm (US 2.5) needles.

Suggested Needles & Notions

1st, 4th and 7th sizes
2mm (US 0) circular needle - 40cm in length
2mm (US 0) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 2mm (US 0) DPNs
2.5mm (US 1.5) circular needle - 40cm in length
2.5mm (US 1.5) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 2.5mm (US 1.5) DPNs

2nd, 5th and 8th sizes
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 40cm in length
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 2.25mm (US 1) DPNs
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 40cm in length
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 2.75mm (US 2) DPNs

3rd, 6th and 9th sizes
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 40cm in length
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 2.25mm (US 1) DPNs
3mm (US 2.5) circular needle - 40cm in length
3mm (US 2.5) circular needle - 80cm in length
Set of 3mm (US 2.5) DPNs

Stitch markers
waste yarn or stitch holders
Sewing needle and thread
5 (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) buttons

Pattern Notes
The main body is worked in the round from the bottom up with a centre front steek throughout and armhole steeks added after the underarm divide. The sleeves are picked up and knitted downwards. The front and neck bands are picked up and knitted with short rows worked to create the lapels and rolled collar. Shourlders are grafted together on a single colour pattern row. Crochet button loops are made at the edge of the front band after the rest of the garment has been completed. Charts plus written instructions are provided for each size. The sample shown in the photographs is the first size, worn with zero ease. However it is suggested you choose a size with 5-10cm (2-4in) of positive ease.

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