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Fantastic Fair Isles

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Turtleneck with intricate fair isle designs. Shown in Patons Astra.

S
34 ins [86.5 cm ]
38 ins [96.5 cm ]
M
36 ins [91.5 cm ]
43 ins [109 cm ]
L
38 ins [96.5 cm ]
45 ins [114.5 cm ]
XL
40 ins [101.5 cm ]
47 ins [119.5 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $34.85

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
To fit bust measurement:
34 ins [86.5 cm ]
Finished bust:
38 ins [96.5 cm ]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

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Contrast A

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Contrast B

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Contrast C

Astra | White, 02751Edit Color
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Contrast D

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Contrast E

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Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

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The materials for this project cost $34.85

Abbreviations

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P2tog = purl two stitches together

pat = pattern

psso = pass slipped stitch over

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement:
S 34 ins [86.5 cm ]
M 36 ins [91.5 cm ]
L 38 ins [96.5 cm ]
XL 40 ins [101.5 cm ]
Finished bust:
S 38 ins [96.5 cm ]
M 43 ins [109 cm ]
L 45 ins [114.5 cm ]
XL 47 ins [119.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Astra
SizesSMLXL 
Main Color (MC)
()
6778
Contrast A
()
2333
Contrast B
()
2333
Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds)
Contrast C
White (02751)
1111
Contrast D
()
1111
Contrast E
Black (02765)
1111

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 99 (113-119-123) sts.
Purl 2 rows.
Next 2 rows: With MC, knit, inc 6 sts evenly across last row. 105 (119-125-129) sts.

Sizes L and XL only: With MC, beg with a knit row, work 6 rows in stocking st.

All Sizes: Proceed in stripe pat as follows:
1st to 5th rows: With larger needles, work Chart I in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right and noting 20 st rep will be worked 5 (5-6-6) times.
6th to 12th rows: With smaller needles and MC, beg with a purl row, work in stocking st.
These 12 rows form stripe pat.
Cont in stripe pat until work from beg measures approx 16 (16-17- 17) ins [40.5 (40.5-43-43) cm] ending on a 12th row of stripe pat.
Shape raglans: Keeping cont of stripe pat, cast off 3 (4-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 99 (111-117-121) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on following 7 (9-9-9) rows. 85 (93- 99-103) sts.

Size S only: Work 1 row even. Dec 1 st each end of next row. 83 sts.

All Sizes: Work 1 row even, ending on a 12th row of stripe pat. 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 dec will be worked at each end of first row, then every following alt row. 47 (57-63-67) sts.**
With MC, cont in stocking st dec 1 st at each end of needle on following alt rows from previous dec until there are 35 (37-39-43) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Leave these sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
With MC, cont in stocking st dec 1 st at each end of needle on following alt rows from previous dec until there are 45 (51-53-57) sts.
Purl 1 row.
Shape Neck: Next row: (RS). K2tog. K10 (13-13-13) (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 (6-6-6) rows, AT THE SAME TIME, cont dec 1 st at raglan edge on every following alt row from previous dec until there are 2 sts.
Next row: P2tog. Fasten off. With RS of work facing, slip next 21 (21-23-27) sts onto a st holder. Knit to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1. psso.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 5 (6-6-6) rows, AT THE SAME TIME, cont dec 1 st at raglan edge on every following alt row from previous dec until there are 2 sts.
Next row: P2tog. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
With A and smaller needles cast on 43 (47-51-53) sts.
Purl 2 rows. Break A.
Next 2 rows: With MC, knit, inc 6 sts evenly across last row. 49 (53-57-59) sts.

Sizes M and XL only: With MC, beg with a knit row, work (6-4) rows stocking st.

All Sizes: Proceed in stripe pat as follows:
1st to 5th rows: With larger needles, work Chart III in stocking st to end of chart, reading knit rows from right to left and purl rows from left to right noting 20 st rep will be worked twice.
6th to 12th rows: With smaller needles and MC, beg with a purl row, work in stocking st.
These 12 rows form stripe pat.
Cont in stripe pat until 10 (10-11- 11) reps of stripe pat have been worked, AT THE SAME TIME inc 1 st each end of needle on following 4th rows from previous inc until there are 83 (91-97-99) sts, taking inc sts into stripe pat.
All sizes will end on a 12th row of stripe pat.
Shape raglan: Keeping cont of stripe pat, cast off 3 (4-4-4) sts beg next 2 rows. 77 (83-89-91) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of needle on next 9 rows. 59 (65-71-73) sts.
Work 1 row even, ending on a 12th row of stripe pat.
Work Chart IV to end of chart noting a dec will be worked at each end of first row and every following alt row. 23 (29-35-37) sts.
With MC, cont in stocking st dec 1 st each end of needle every following alt row from previous dec until there are 13 (9-11-13) sts.

Size S only: Dec 1 st each end of needle on next 2 rows. 9 sts.

Sizes M, L and XL only: Purl 1 row.
Leave these sts on a st holder.

FINISHING
Pin all garment pieces to measurement. Cover with a damp cloth leaving to dry.
Sew raglan seams leaving left back raglan seam open.
Collar: With RS of work facing, smaller needles and MC, K9 (9- 11-13) from left sleeve st holder.
Pick up and knit 9 (12-14-14) sts down Left Front neck edge. K21 (21-23-27) across front st holder.
Pick up and knit 9 (12-14-14) sts up Right Front neck edge. K9 (9- 11-13) from right sleeve st holder.
K35 (37-39-43) across back st holder. 92 (100-112-124) sts.
Work 7 ins [18 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing. Place markers on each side of Collar 4 ins [10 cm] from cast off edge.
Sew left back raglan and Collar seam, reversing seam for turnback at markers. Sew side and sleeve seams.