If you despair of starting, much less completing, a Fair Isle or traditional
Norwegian knitting project--most of which call for tiny yarns, on small needles--this should
cheer you up.
Completely charted, in larger yarns, it offers three alternatives for pocketsónone
at all (easiest), two slit pockets placed where you want them (not hard), or a
commodious handwarmer pocket with slanted openings (tricky but do-able!). Meant to
be worn over a shirt or turtleneck, it has reasonable ease allowed for.
Ladies small/medium (38.5 inches as knit)
Ladies medium/large, menís small (42 inches as knit)
Menís medium (45 inches as knit)
Menís large (48 inches as knit)
The Materials you'll need for this Knitting Project:
The prototype used five hanks of Cascadeís Ecological Wool in each of five
different natural sheep colors: off white, grey-beige, light brown, medium brown,
and dark espresso brown. There were plenty of leftovers for other projects. If you
are using Cascade 220, approximately the same amounts would be required. Colors are,
of course, up to you; I like the naturals. But you can notate the charts for any
number of colors, from two to skyís-the-limit, in any combination you like, neutral
or bright. You will have lots of leftovers for mittens and hats, scarves, and the
In addition to the yarn for your size, and circular needles in the size to obtain
your gauge, youíll want a variety of colored stitch markers, a crochet hook for
picking up dropped stitches, a yarn needle, scissors, and tape. You will also need
spare yarn in a contrast color for setting aside stitches worked. And a pencil for
checking off rows on your chart.
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