The yarn pack contains sufficient Shetland Spindrift yarn, from Jamieson’s of Shetland, to knit the All the Fish sleeveless sweater in your chosen size. You will also require a copy of Fair Isle Knitting and Design for the pattern.
Other useful information
Gauge | Tension
32 sts and 32 rounds to 10 cm | 4 in over stranded colourwork stocking stitch after washing and blocking.
Needles & Accessories
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Suggested needle sizes are:
2.75 mm | UK 12 | US 2 circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 60 cm (24 in) long.
3.25 mm | UK 10 | US 3 circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 60 cm (24 in) long.
Lockable stitch markers.
Four stitch holders.
Blunt-ended yarn or tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends.
Woolly board, for blocking (optional).
The All the Fish sleeveless sweater is shown knitted in Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson’s of Shetland (4-ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein), in the following colours:
Yarn A: Lunar 680.
Yarn B: Scotch Broom 1160.
Yarn C: Cobalt 684.
Yarn D: China Blue 655.
Yarn E: Zodiac 599.
Yarn F: Lavender 617.
Yarn G: Leaf 788.
Yarn H: Apple 785.
Yarn J: Poppy 524.
Yarn K: Spice 526.
Yarn L: Natural White 104.
This pattern is in five sizes: 1[2:3:4:5].
To fit chest circumference: 90–95 [100–105:110–115:120–125:130–135] cm | 35½–37½[39½–41¼:43¼–45¼:47¼–49¼:51¼–53¼] in.
Finished chest circumference: 100 [110:120:130:140] cm | 39¼[43¼:47¼:51¼:55] in.
Finished length: 67.5 [68.5:71.5:72.5:73.5] cm | 26½[27:28¼:28¾:29¼] in.
Finished length to the beginning of armhole: 40[40:42:42:42] cm | 15¾[15¾:16½:16½:16½] in.
Finished armhole depth: 27.5 [28.5:29.5:30.5:31.5] cm | 10¾[11¼:11½:12:12½] in.
The All the Fish sleeveless sweater is shown with a finished chest measurement of 110 cm.
Cable cast-on method, stranding and weaving in yarns, corrugated rib, Kitchener stitch, knitting and finishing a steek, picking up stitches.
Tutorials in book
- Stranding with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
- Weaving in with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) with both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
- Corrugated rib.
- Three-needle cast-off.
- Reinforcing a steek using crochet.
Published June 2020 in Fair Isle Knitting and Design.
Designer: Nicki Merrall.
Sample knitter: Linda Hearn.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.