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The Fair Isle Vest: Stranded & Steeked taught by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Mary Jane Mucklestone invites you to get just as obsessed as she is by Fair Isle knitting. Then pick up your scissors and leap into steeking!

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? Jamieson 's Double Knitting yarns recommended in the class materials

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What are you most proud of? Steeking the armholes.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I could not make gauge so I adjusted the pattern to fit the gauge I reached in my first swatch. I switched to smaller needles for the waist and bust to ensure the vest fit properly. I started the decreases for the neck and armholes later than the pattern states which resulted in a longer vest. This requires adjusting the charts for the vest front.

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I like the open front vest better than the pullover. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing your notes with us.

07/30/2013 Flag

Gorgeous colours, you have made a great job of this.

09/18/2013 Flag

Considering all the knitting time and all the yarn involved, my hat is off to you for going into uncharted waters! You are definitely my hero and have shown me a possibility with my own vest. Very nice vest!

09/19/2013 Flag

Thank you :-)

01/01/2014 Flag

It looks great--can I ask you a technical question? Did you steek up the join area? Or did you steek where the neck is placed in the directions? And with either scenario, did you just steek without those extra steek stitches, or had you had the forethought to put them in starting from the ribbing? Thanks!

12/05/2013 Flag
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Hi, I steeked down the front where the V should be. I added in the extra stitches for marking where the steek should be. I followed the guidance provided for the armholes when making the front opening. The extra stitches helped make a straight line when steeking and gave extra fabric for holding the button band.

01/01/2014 Flag

Ah, so you're one of those people who think ahead...I wish I had that talent!

01/03/2014 Flag
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The vest is wonderful on you and bravo for steeking down the front and adding the buttoned front! Well done!

12/31/2013 Flag

Thank you :-)

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