The Fair Isle Vest: Stranded & Steeked »
InstructionsFun is the special element.
image: © carrie hoge
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Casual, Traditional, Hipster, Classic, Cute
100% Shetland wool
What was your inspiration?
Old family images from the Shetland Museum.
What are you most proud of?
I designed it and knit several in less than a month. I was careful to make it easy enough for beginners but still appealing to advanced knitter. The colorwork progresses from very easy small peerie patterns to fairly complex OXO border patterns, the first one is easier than the second. Your skills will build as you knit the vest! I also wanted to design a vest that would look just as nice in only two colors.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take you time, relax and enjoy yourself.