Faux Fair-Isle: Working with a solid and a self stripping or spaced–dyed yarn with the traditional method of carrying colour to create a fun garment. No weaving in of multiple ends or cutting of yarn for the bulk of the body.
Simple baby vest to work in the round with a fun technique – great way to learn how to carry yarns, without all the end to weave in.
Needs approx 65% solid colour yarn to 35% striping yarn.
Sizing: 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years; finished chest size 21, 23, 25 inches; length 11, 13, 15 inches.
Materials: Main colour – 200, 275, 375 yds; Contrast colour – 80, 115, 175 yds. Sample was knit with Berroco Vintage DK and Hikoo Simplicity DK. 3.25mm US #3 16in circs and dpn’s and 4mm US #6 16in circs (the largest size of vest could be knit with 24in circs).
Gauge: 22 st to 4in in stockinet, knit on 4mm needles.