Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Fair Isle Pullover

I was playing with different elements of Fair Isle designs when I came up with the pattern used in this sweater. I thought it was a perfect match for the royal colors of purple and gold. The band patterns are all taken from the larger pattern, and the bands are all hemmed for a nice finish. The purl ridges set the patterns off from one another.

This pullover is worked from the bottom up in pieces, then sewn together.

The Fair Isle pattern is presented in charted format only.


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Skill Level: Experienced

Skills Used: Fair Isle knitting, knitting in the round, reading charts, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches

Sizes: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Measurements: 33.5 (37, 40.5, 45, 48.5, 52, 56, 59.5, 63.5)” bust; intended to be worn with approximately 4″ ease

Materials: Light worsted/DK weight cotton: 768 (768, 768, 1024, 1024, 1024, 1280, 1280, 1280) yards MC and 512 (512, 512, 768, 768, 768, 768, 768, 1024) yards A

Model knit in Provence by Classic Elite Yarns (100% mercerized Egyptian cotton, 125 g = 256 yards): Color #2652 (MC) and #2673 (A)

Needles and Notions: One pair size 7 (4 mm) knitting needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; one size 7 (4mm) circular needle, 16” long; stitch holders, stitch marker

Gauge: In Fair Isle pattern from Chart B, 23 sts and 25 rows = 4”/10cm, well blocked

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