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Fair Isle

This machine washable, 75% wool/25% nylon yarn knits at a worsted gauge of 4-5 sts/inch on US 7 - 8.

So it's great for socks for hiking or hunting boots, as well as for baby sweaters! Chris knit this vest (free Ravelry pattern) using just 1 ball. I have shown some of the colors with their swatches so you can get an idea of how some of the colors would knit up in a baby sweater!

Colors 1 and 10 have been popular for hunting socks!

For another option for a yarn that self stripes that is heavier than traditional sock weight like this yarn, but that is 100% wool (and also machine washable) check out Knit-Col.

It's very soft and each ball packs a whopping 246 yds!



Fair Isle Worsted







1, 7

10, 6



25, 22

20, 21, 29


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