Fair Isle 101 Pullover

Sep 8, 2011
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Fair Isle 101 Pullover - Mary Jane Mucklestone

The perfect beginning project for fair isle knitting. Once you’ve finished the bands of color pattern, you’re home free. The body is worked in the round to the armhole—only right-side rows to think about— then the front and back are worked separately to the shoulders. A gently rounded U-neckline and not-so-fitted sleeves make the pullover comfortable to wear with your favorite shirt.

Finished Size 35 (39, 411⁄2, 46, 50)" (89 [99, 105.5, 117, 127] cm) bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 39" (99 cm).
Yarn Dale of Norway Heilo (100% wool; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g): #07 medium gray (MC), 8 (9, 11, 12, 13) skeins; #4246 red, #9155 green, #5744 blue, #9834 yellow, #2931 oatmeal, and #0004 light gray, 1 skein each.
Needles Body and sleeves—size 5 (3.75 mm): 24 or 32" (60- or 80-cm) circular (cir). Ribbing—size 4 (3.5 mm): 24" (60-cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Marker (m); stitch holders or waste yarn for holding sts; tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in solid-color St st worked in the rnd on larger needles; 22 sts and 27 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Fair Isle patt worked in the rnd on larger needles.


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