Many Fair Isles Cardigan

The name of this sweater is a play on fair-isle and “Many-Colored Land”. I wanted to design a cardigan that used several fair-isle motifs in a different way. I juxtaposed the herringbone with the seventies flower motif on the front, the gingham with the leopard, and on the back something different as well!

This is not a difficult shape or technique to knit, but the five different fair-isle motifs do pose a challenge. If you start knitting now, you can finish it in time for Christmas and have a beautiful classic for years to come….

It’s knit in the round, bottom-up, with steeks for front, armholes, neck and sleeve caps. The fronts have picked-up stitches to create a sturdy double buttonband.

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