Chelsea’s Fair Isle Vest

Fair Isle Vest

Level: Experienced. Four children’s sizes. This pullover vest is knitted in 8 colors of sport weight yarn. The square armholes and V-neck are steeked. The vest appears complex, although the main color remains the same throughout, making it easier to work. The background shading changes every 2 to 3 rounds.  There are four colorway suggestions based on the colors Brown Sheep carries, but you are invited to try your own combinations! Worked in Nature Spun Sport Weight yarn. The gauge is 36 sts and 36 rnds/4 inches in stranded two-color St st.


Note: This is an older pattern and some of the colors suggested have been discontinued. However, you are welcome to substitute your own color choices!

Featured Techniques: Two-handed Stranding, Corrugated Ribbing, Weaving, Steeks and Cutting Your Knitting.

Finished Sizes: 25″, 28.5″, 32″, 35″

Chelsea’s Fair Isle Vest

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When you buy this pattern, it will be delivered to you by email.


  • Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport Weight 50 gram skeins: 3 (4, 5, 5) skeins of MC, and 2 skeins of each of the contrast colors in your choice of colorways.
  • Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm), 16″ (40 cm) and 24″ (60 cm) circularneedles.
  • Notions: St holders, st markers, tapestry needle

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