The Lady’s Fair-Isle Vest is one of my first published patterns. This fair-isle vest is made with locally produced undied yarn – all colours are the natural sheep colours which I find particularly enchanting. The fair-isle patterns are traditional and the garment is knitted seamlessly with circular needles.
This is a very rewarding, timeless knit, best done in natural 100% wool. A comfortable fitted garment to last a lifetime.
Knitted in the round for maximum convenience and minimum finishing.
This is a timeless design for a comfortable vest or body warmer. Knitted in the round, there is no need for steeking or knitting a fair isle pattern on purl rows.
• Yarn over for picot edge
• Circular knitting
• Fair isle techniques & reading charts •
For this garment I used pure wool from Highfield Textiles called: Shetland DK. The colour of this wool is natural ‘sheep’ colour and will never fade. The wool is lovely to work with and this garment will probably last a lifetime.
The colours are
- White 200g
- Fawn 200g
- Moorit 100g
- Grey 100g
- Black 100g
• 100cm 3.5mm circular needle
• 40cm 3.5mm circular needle
• Stitch marker (a length of colourful yarn will do)
Body Measurements: Women British size 14
Chest 100cm – 105cm
Die deutsche Strickanleitung folgt bald.