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Child's Faux Fair Isle

If you love the effect of colorwork, but are clumsy...

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If you love the effect of colorwork, but dislike using many balls of yarn, here is an easy way out. Variegated yarn gives the appearance of many changes of color while working with only two balls. Use any Fair Isle pattern that uses the background color in the pattern motif and substitute variegated yarn for all pattern stitches.
Finished Size: 28" (30", 32") (71 (76, 81) cm) chest circumference. Sweater shown is size 28.
Yarn: Lana Borgosesia Knitaly Worsted Weight (100% wool; 215 yd (197 m)/ 100 g): #1940 lavender (MC), 2 (3, 3) skeins; Mountain Colors 4/8's wool (100% wool; 250 yd(228m)/4 oz): Loganberry (CC), 2 skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 18 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st on larger needle.
Needles: Body—Size 8 (5mm). Ribbings—Size 6 (4mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; seven 3/4" (2 cm) buttons.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall Premiere 1996

SKU: EP0769

Author/Speaker/Editor: Judith Durant

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Wonderful work Review by Hussain Salman

i love Child's Faux it's wonderful design.

(Posted on 8/3/11)