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Fantastic Fair Isles

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Intricate fair isle pullover pattern to knit in Patons Astra.

4 yrs
24 ins [61 cm ]
29 ins [73.5 cm]
6 yrs
26 ins [66 cm ]
32 ins [81.5 cm ]
8 yrs
28 ins [71 cm ]
34 ins [86.5 cm ]
10 yrs
30 ins [76 cm ]
36½ ins [92.5 cm ]
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Size:

  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
Chest Measurement:
24 ins [61 cm ]
Finished Chest:
29 ins [73.5 cm]

Step 2:

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Contrast A

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Contrast B

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Contrast C

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Contrast D

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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

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Aluminum Stitch Holder

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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

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Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

P = purl

pat = pattern

st(s) = stitch(es)

Work 2tog = Work next 2 stitches together

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Chest Measurement:
4 yrs 24 ins [61 cm ]
6 yrs 26 ins [66 cm ]
8 yrs 28 ins [71 cm ]
10 yrs 30 ins [76 cm ]
Finished Chest:
4 yrs 29 ins [73.5 cm]
6 yrs 32 ins [81.5 cm ]
8 yrs 34 ins [86.5 cm ]
10 yrs 36½ ins [92.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Astra
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
()
3344
Contrast A
()
1222
Contrast B
()
1222
Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Contrast C
White (02751)
1112
Contrast D
()
1111
Contrast E
Black (02765)
1111
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles and size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle or size needed to obtain tension. 3 st holders.

GAUGE

22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with smaller needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

Note: Use smaller needles when working MC in stocking st. Use larger needles when working from charts in fair isle pat.

BACK
**With A and smaller needles cast on 72 (80-86-92) sts.
Purl 2 rows.
Change to MC and proceed as follows:
Next 2 rows: Knit.
Purl 2 rows, inc 9 sts evenly across last row. 81 (89-95-101) sts.
With MC, beg with a knit row, work 2 rows stocking st.
Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
Work rows 1 to 18 of Chart I in stocking st, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right, noting 20 st rep will be worked 4 (4-4-5) times.
Work rows 1 to 17 of Chart I once more.
1st to 7th rows: With smaller needles and MC, beg with a purl row, work 7 rows in stocking st.
8th to 12th rows: With larger needles, work rows 7 to 11 of Chart I.
These 12 rows form stripe pat.
Cont in stripe pat until work from beg measures approx 7 (-10- 12½) ins [18 (21.5-25.5-32) cm] ending on a 1st (11th-9th-3rd) row of stripe pat.
Shape raglans: Keeping cont of stripe pat, cast off 2 (3-4-3) sts at beg of next 2 rows. 77 (83-87-95) sts.**
Dec 1 st at each end of next and every following alt row until there are 27 (31-31-33) sts. Leave sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and every following alt row until there are 51 (57-61-65) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Divide for Front Opening: Next row: Work 2tog. Pat across 23 (26-28-30) sts (center front). Turn.
Leave rem 26 (29-31-33) sts on a spare needle.
Work 1 row even.
Dec 1 st at raglan edge on next and following alt rows 4 (4-5-5) times. 19 (22-23-25) sts.
Neck shaping: Next row: (WS). Cast off 7 (8-8-9) sts (neck edge). Pat to end of row.
Next row: K2tog. Pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on the next and following alt rows 3 (4-4-4) times, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at raglan edge on following alt rows from previous dec until 2 sts rem.
Next row: P2tog. Fasten off. With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts. Cast off center st and pat to last 2 sts. Work 2tog.
Work 1 row even.
Dec 1 st at raglan edge on next and following alt rows 4 (4-5-5) times. 19 (22-23-25) sts.
Work 1 row even.
Neck shaping: Next row: (RS). Cast off 7 (8-8-9) sts (neck edge). Pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and following alt rows 3 (4-4-4) times, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at raglan edge on following alt rows from previous dec until 2 sts rem.
Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With A and smaller needles cast on 37 (39-39-41) sts.
Purl 2 rows.
Change to MC and proceed as follows:
Next 2 rows: Knit.
Purl 2 rows, inc 4 (4-6-6) sts evenly across last row. 41 (43-45- 47) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work 2 rows stocking st.
Change to larger needles and work Chart II in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right and noting inc each end of needle on 3rd and every following alt row twice then every following 4th row until there are 65 (67-71- 73) sts.
Rows 36 to 47 of Chart II place stripe pat.
Stripe pat is now in position.
Keeping cont of stripe pat, inc 1 st at each end of following 4th rows from previous inc until there are 65 (71-77-83) sts, taking inc sts into pat.
Cont even in stripe pat until work from beg measures approx 9 (10½-13¼-14) ins [23 (26.5-33.5- 35.5) cm] ending on same row of stripe pat as Back and Front to beg of raglan shaping.
Shape raglans: Keeping cont of stripe pat, cast off 2 (3-4-3) sts beg next 2 rows. 61 (65-69-77) sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of next and every following alt row until there are 11 (13-13-15) sts. Leave sts on a st holder.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth and leave to dry.
Neckband: Sew raglan seams.
Sew side and sleeve seams. With RS of work facing, MC and smaller needles, pick up and knit 12 (14-14-16) sts up Right Front neck edge. K11 (13-13-15) from right sleeve st holder dec 2 sts evenly across. K27 (31-31-31) across back st holder. K11 (13-13- 15) from left sleeve st holder dec 2 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 12 (14-14-16) sts down Left Front neck edge. 69 (81-81-90) sts.
Next 4 rows: Knit.
With A, purl 3 rows. Cast off purlwise (RS).
Front Opening Edging: With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, pick up and knit 14 (14- 14-16) sts down front opening. K1 from safety pin. Pick up and knit 14 (14-14-16) sts up front opening. 29 (29-29-33) sts. Cast off knitwise (WS).