I just finished this garment this week and thought I'd share it. It is called 'Dakota Dreams' from the book "Fearless Fair Isle Knitting". As you can see from the design, it really isn't a Fair Isle pattern but rather it is a modern design done in stranded knitting. There are two offerings of the garment: this colourway for men and a softer one in blues for women.
The knitting wools are Knitpicks 'Palette' which are soft and come in an amazing wide colourway. I didn't like knitting with them for a couple of reasons. They are very slick and fly off the needles which can create a problem because they ladder down very quickly if there is a dropped stitch. I prefer the way the Shetland wools hold together. I suppose it's all about what I'm used to and I almost never knit a garment in anything but Shetland wools. Because of this, I can control the gauge/tension easily and almost automatically with the Jamiesons; I had troubles with this Knitpicks knitting wool. I can't fault the Palette colourway or the product; it's just not for me. It end result looks more 'modern', is softer and somehow different from those garments I've knitted in Jamiesons.
The pattern repeat is 16 stitches with 32 stitch repeats in the wider patterns. The gauge is 32 stitches/10 cm. I used 3.50 needles for the body and 2.75 cm for the ribbing. Naturally, it is knit in the round with cut steeks and selvedges. It is photographed on the wooley board. I once again did the invisible bind-off for ribbing and I love the finished look. If you've not yet learned or tried this technique, I highly recommend it!
It is difficult to find stranded knitting patterns for men. I have hopes that Fair Isle style knitted garments for men will return soon!