Fair Isle Vest

Project Description

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.

What you will need

  • 100% Shetland wool

Q&A with Mary Jane Mucklestone

Ct MaryAnne asked:
So pretty......and to think it was designed especially for us to learn!!! My nieces tell me that Fair Isle is very 'in' with the younger crowd, and I have seen it quite a bit in catalogs and magazines.
Mary Jane Mucklestone answered:
It was all over the runways of Paris and New York last fall. I think it is here to stay for a while. There is so much fun you can have with Fair Isle knitting. I've got many vests on my Pinterest "Knit Love: page. I keep finding more!
fiddlestickchic asked:
Is there a kit for this class?? It might be easier for some of us first timers at Fair Isle to follow the colors that are shown on the chart that I peeked at,,,, Thanks! LOVE this vest!
Mary Jane Mucklestone answered:
Great idea, the Craftsy team are working on it!

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