Last fall we knit this fair isle sweater for The Girl usingÂ Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool knit at a Sport Weight gauge of 25 stitches/4 inches. Â The yarn worked up beautifully in fair isle and the fabric is light and soft, perfect for children's wear. Â The Â pattern is "Child's Fair Isle Yoked Sweater" from Traditional Knitting of the Scottish and Irish Isles, available here from the Vancouver Public Library .
The Girl wears the sweater occasionally but it was her brother who really fell in love with this fair isle pullover.
So we promised a second one . . . and just completed it this week.
The Boy calls this his "Easter Egg" sweater--the colourful yoke reminds him of painted eggs.
Knitting was identical to the original sweater detailed here on our Ravelry Project Page. Generous sizing fits 3 to 6 years. Â This is a fun knit, relaxing and mindless in the beginning with exciting colourwork at the end.