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Step 2: My First Fair Isle Sweater

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Learn how to secure your floats by knitting this bold, patterned yoke which combines charts and fair isle into a classic pullover.

Sizes

6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
27.75 ins [70.5 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
28.5 ins [72.5 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
30 ins [76 cm]
Adult XS/S
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
36 ins [91.5 cm]
Adult M
36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
40.5 ins [103 cm]
Adult L
40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
44 ins [112 cm]
Adult XL
44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
48 ins [122 cm]
Adult 2/3 XL
48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
56.5 ins [143.5 cm]
Adult 4/5 XL
56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
64 ins [162.5 cm]
Help

Customize your kit

The materials for this project cost $112.35

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
  • Adult XS/S
  • Adult M
  • Adult L
  • Adult XL
  • Adult 2/3 XL
  • Adult 4/5 XL
To fit chest measurement
25 ins [63.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
27.75 ins [70.5 cm]

Version

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Roving | Pacific Teal, 77203Edit Color
$16.98

Contrast A

Classic Wool Roving | Dark Grey, 77040Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast B

Classic Wool Roving | Yellow, 77615Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast C

Classic Wool Roving | Aran, 77008Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast D

Classic Wool Roving | Cloverleaf, 77222Edit Color
$8.49

Patons Pattern Book:

Next Steps Eight - Fair Isle Knitting | Next Steps Eight, 501002Edit Version
$4.95

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 9/5.5mm
$8.75

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 10/6mm
$8.75

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

Size 9/5.5mm
$9.49

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 36"

Size 10/6mm
$9.49

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 9/5.5mm
$9.99

Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 10/6mm
$9.99
The materials for this project cost $112.35

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P = purl

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
Adult XS/S 28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
Adult M 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
Adult L 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
Adult XL 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
Adult 2/3 XL 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
Adult 4/5 XL 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
6 yrs 27.75 ins [70.5 cm]
8 yrs 28.5 ins [72.5 cm]
10 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
Adult XS/S 36 ins [91.5 cm]
Adult M 40.5 ins [103 cm]
Adult L 44 ins [112 cm]
Adult XL 48 ins [122 cm]
Adult 2/3 XL 56.5 ins [143.5 cm]
Adult 4/5 XL 64 ins [162.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Child's Version
Classic Wool Roving (100 g/3.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Sizes6 yrs8 yrs10 yrsAdult XS/SAdult MAdult LAdult XLAdult 2/3 XLAdult 4/5 XL 
Main Color (MC)
Pacific Teal (77203)
223788889
Contrast A
Dark Grey (77040)
111111111
Contrast B
Yellow (77615)
111111111
Contrast C
Aran (77008)
111111111
Contrast D
Cloverleaf (77222)
111111111
Sizes 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needles 24 ins [60 cm] long for Child's Version.
Adult: Her Version
Classic Wool Roving (100 g/3.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Sizes6 yrs8 yrs10 yrsAdult XS/SAdult MAdult LAdult XLAdult 2/3 XLAdult 4/5 XL 
Main Color (MC)
Cherry (77709)
223677778
Contrast A
Aran (77008)
111111111
Contrast B
Cloverleaf (77222)
111111111
Contrast C
Yellow (77615)
111111111
Contrast D
Pacific Teal (77203)
111111111
Sizes 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needles 36 ins [91.5 cm] long for Adult's version.
Adult: His Version
Classic Wool Roving (100 g/3.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Sizes6 yrs8 yrs10 yrsAdult XS/SAdult MAdult LAdult XLAdult 2/3 XLAdult 4/5 XL 
Main Color (MC)
Grey (77044)
223788889
Contrast A
()
111111111
Contrast B
()
111111111
Contrast C
()
111111111
Contrast D
()
111111111
Sizes 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) and 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needles 36 ins [91.5 cm] long for Adult's version.

GAUGE

15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st. 15.5 sts and 19 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger neeldes in Fair Isle Pat.

501002-cover-Next Steps Eight - Fair Isle Knitting
Digital book - $3.95
Hard copy - $4.95