Fair Isle

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Steeking the armholes. 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.

What you will need

  • Jamieson 's Double Knitting yarns recommended in the class materials

Q&A with knitherapy

arachne_knits asked:
Beautifully done! I love this as a vest and the buttons are perfect. Wow!
knitherapy answered:
Thank you
EBlack asked:
I love how you did your vest with buttons ! Great job !
knitherapy answered:
Thank you
kimphilli1047307 asked:
This is incredible and beautiful - wow!!!
knitherapy answered:
Thank you! the instructor helps you look at one row at a time and before you know it, you're finished!
michelesaltlake asked:
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!
knitherapy answered:
Thank you :-)
fcl asked:
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!
knitherapy answered:
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.

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