Fair Isle Vest

ronhuber's picture

Finished a Fair Isle vest that was designed by Elizabeth Zimmermann. I used Jamieson and Smith Shetland Wool and 4.00 mm needles. I really like the drape this fabric has.

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QueerJoe's picture

Great use of XOXO design. Any reason there are no pictures of you wearing it?

ronhuber's picture

I am a terrible model.

RickeScott's picture

Very handsome vest!

albert's picture

I love the muted tones. How did you do the neck/button bands on this one?

ronhuber's picture

I picked up stitches and knit about 6 rows and then purled a row to fold it, and knit 6 more rows and tacked it to the inside. I did button holes after row three.

Thinman's picture

How do button holes work on a folded button band? I assume you have to do two sets, but do you have to sew them around the seams once folded to keep them from separating? Oh, and your vest is beautiful!

ronhuber's picture

You could sew them together but I never bother. The holes sit on top of each other and the button just naturally goes through both of them.

purlyman's picture

Put it on!! Take a pic!! The work is great. I love how just working with two colors at any given moment can make such a colorful piece. Congrats on a beautiful vest.


chipsir's picture

Absolutely beautiful and the vest is nice as well lol. Seriously your knitting is extrodinary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buck Strong's picture

OMG! I'm totally in love with this vest. It's gorgeous. How long did it take?

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ronhuber's picture

Thanks for the nice comments. I got the idea from a Spun Out (22B) from School House Press. I actually fell in love with the names of the colours - Ghillie Green, Loch Maree, Bresay Blue, Cornflower, Moorit, etc. - before I ordered them. Of course, in real life they are far more vibrant than any picture could show. It took me about three weeks of on and off knitting.

YarnGuy716's picture

Absolutely stunning! Love it!

MichaelJames's picture

Wow!!!! This is beautiful! The blending of colors is spectacular! Well done.


Kerry's picture

Ron, your vest looks beautiful. That J&S yarn is good to work with.

crmartin's picture

Gorgeous vest Ron! I so admire your beautiful work.