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Caramel Denim Fair Isle

A modern take on a young child's Fair Isle.
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Description
An eclectic caramel brown and denim blue color scheme was chosen for this spiffy child's pullover. To maintain an even gauge, larger needles are used for the Fair Isle bands (which tend to draw in) and smaller needles are used for the stockinette- and reverse stockinette-stitch areas. By positioning the "reverse" side of the color bands on the sweater yoke and sleeves, Fiona lends the color striping a subtle, impressionistic look. Fold-up cuffs and narrow seed-stitch edgings give the sweater a casual appeal.
Details
Finished Size: 31 1/2 (33, 35, 37)" (80 [84, 89, 94] cm) chest circumference. To fit 3 (4, 6, 8) years. Sweater shown measures 31 1/2" (80 cm).
Yarn: Patons Country Garden DK (100% Merino; 128 yd [117 m]/50 g): #45 bisque (MC), 3 (3, 4, 4) balls; #50 potato skin (A), 2 balls; #68 silvermist (B), 1 (2, 2, 2) ball(s); #73 gray (C), 1 (1, 2, 2) ball(s); #74 charcoal (D) and #29 lapis (E), 1 ball each; #46 ginger (F), 1 (1, 2, 2) ball(s).
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 25 sts and 32 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single color St st on smaller needles.
Needles: Body and Sleeves - Size 6 and 7 (4.0 and 4.5 mm). Ribbing-Size 6 (4.0 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Fall 2001

SKU: EP1029

Author/Speaker/Editor: Fiona Ellis

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