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Hand Knitted Things label was launched in 2008. Julia is based in Scotland and Yorkshire in the UK.

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Fair Isle Fish

from Hand Knitted Things
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fair Isle Fish
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Fair Isle Fish
Fair Isle Fish

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, cast on, cast off, knit stitch, purl stitch, knit two stitches together, pass stitch over, make stitches, working with changes of colour, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch, read simple chart, single double and triple crochet stitches.

Pattern Description:

The fish are knitted in the round with a simple Fair Isle inspired pattern and crochet embellishments.


Approximately 28 stitches x 36 rows in stocking stitch over 10cm (4 ins)


  • Jamieson's of Shetland DK or other dk weight yarn. Approx. 25m (27yds) main colour and 10m (11yds) of contrast colour. Allow for smaller amounts if introducing more colours.

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles x5 3.75mm (US 5) dpn knitting needles. Notions 3.5mm crochet hook, blunt tapestry needle, spare scraps of yarn for markers, large handful of filling/stuffing.

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