in Jamieson and Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight Wool
The pattern is adapted from a tunic in the museum on Fair Isle which was probably knitted in the croft on the island called Leogh. Charts are given for the navy version (photographed) and for a version in the original colours where maroon was dominant.
The pattern gives instructions for 10 different sizes, to fit from 28 to 60 in bust (actual size 32 to 64 ins). The length and sleeve length are easily adjustable. To make life easier, the pattern is written out twice, with 5 sizes in each copy.
The jacket photographed is the size to fit 44” bust on a 44 in model.
The notes run to 23 pages and give hints and tips for working the jacket. Detailed instructions for the grafted buttonholes are given, along with ideas and blank charts for the underarm half gussets. It is suitable as a first Fair Isle garment, but if you are unfamiliar with stranded knitting I suggest you look at my Fair Isle Workbook to get you started!
Things you need to know to make the jacket.
J&S 2 ply jumper weight yarn in the colours and amounts shown in the size chart
3 and 3.5 mm (US 2 and 4) circs or dpns
6 stitch markers or loops of yarn
fine needle for picking up sts
30 sts and 31 rows to 4 ins on 3.5 mm needles.
Instructions are given for hand knitting, but as the pattern repeat is 24 sts, the jacket is also suitable for machine knitting.
The pattern will also work in other fingering/4 ply yarns, but you MUST swatch first!
The Small Print!
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