knit in Softwist® and Softwist® Colors

Skill level: My First Fairisle

Shown in size Medium.

Directions are for women’s size Small.  Changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.

Width at ankle – 11(12-13)”.
Width at knee – 14(15-15 1/2)”.
Length – 21”.

BERROCO SOFTWIST (50 grs), 4(4-5) hanks #9478 Alizarin (MC).
BERROCO SOFTWIST COLORS (50 grs), 4 hanks #9512 Fifties (CC).
Straight knitting needles, sizes 5 and 7 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

22 sts = 4”;  24 rows = 4” in St st following chart on size 7 needles.

When not in use, yarn may be carried loosely up side of work.  Make sure to twist yarns tog at beg of every RS row to prevent long loops.

With smaller needles, using MC, cast on 62(66-70) sts.
Row 1 (RS):  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.
Row 2:  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 3 1/2” from beg, end on WS.  Change to larger needles, join CC and work even in St st, following chart for 8 rows, end on WS.
Inc Row (RS):  K2, M1k, work to last 2 sts, M1k, k2 – 64(68-72) sts.  Rep this inc every 8 rows 7 times more, working incs into charted pat – 78(82-86) sts.  AT THE SAME TIME, follow chart until 3 repeats have been completed (72 rows), then repeat the first 10 rows once more, end on WS.  Fasten off CC.  Change to smaller needles and knit 1 row with MC.  Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing as before for 5”, end on WS.  Bind off all sts loosely in ribbing.

Steam pieces with hot steam iron and a pressing cloth.  Sew back seams.
  Every effort has been made to ensure that directions contained in this website are accurate and complete, however, we cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters, human or typographical errors.  

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