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Voe Vest


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  • Ribbing
  • Steeked
  • Stranded
  • Worked In The Round

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Voe Vest worked entirely in the round is a great quick fair isle project using DK weight yarn. The stranded colorwork is simple alternating smaller and largers motifs. The neckline and armholes are steeked, and then stitches are picked up for the ribbed borders. My Craftsy class the Fair Isle Vest: Stranded and Steeked will teach you all the skills you need to know to knit this vest. Finished Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Bust 32 (34½, 37, 39½, 41¾, 44¼, 46¾, 49¼) in, 81.5 (87.5, 94, 100, 106, 112.5, 119, 125) cm For full sizing, see the schematic and sizing table on the last page. Yarn Jamieson’s Double Knitting (100% Shetland wool, 25 gr ball - Approximately 82 yds / 75 m) 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins 235 Grouse(MC)
2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins 1340 Cosmos 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) 462 Ginger 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) 239 Purple Heather 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) 1160 Scotch Broom
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins 1140Granny Smith 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein (s) 186 Clyde Blue Needles US 3 (3.25mm); one each 16in (40cm) and 24in (60cm) circular, for ribbing and edgings. US 5 (3.75mm); one each 16in (40cm) and 24in (60cm) circular for body of vest - the longer length for the main body, and the shorter for when the decreases for the armhole and neckline shaping make the work too small for the longer length; or needles to get gauge. Gauge 26 sts and 26 rounds = 4x4in (10x10cm) in Fair Isle pattern on US 5 (3.75mm) needles. Notions 4 stitch holders
Stitch markers of different colors Locking ring markers or safety pins Tapestry needle T-pins for blocking Sharp scissors For reinforcing steeks: D or E crochet hook for crocheted steeks Sewing machine for machine sewn steeks or A hand sewing needle and sturdy sewing thread for hand-stitched steeks

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Mary Jane Mucklestone loves to knit and especially loves to knit with color. She's the author of two new books featuring colorwork; Fair Isle Style, a contemporary collection of 20 designs from 18 popular designers, and the colorwork stitch dictionary 150 Scandinavian Motifs. Her first book, 200 Fair Isle Motifs, was an instant classic and has been translated into many languages. Mary Jane travels the world to study traditional knitting techniques and to learn more about the history of the craft. She's a popular teacher specializing in lively, fun and informative classes. She feels lucky to be invited to teach all over the world, eager to share knitting knowledge with her students. She aims to give students the courage to try something new! Mary Jane's inventive handknitting designs are featured in many books and magazines as well as on her website,