All the Fish yarn pack
All the Fish sleeveless sweater
The colours in the All the Fish sleeveless sweater are inspired by the eye-catching and colourful displays in shops selling tinned fish in many French coastal towns. The patterns continue the nautical theme: the lozenges of the large Fair Isle patterns have fishing net, star and anchor motifs; these alternate with a narrow peerie pattern with a fish motif. There are frequent changes of both pattern colours and background colours throughout the corrugated rib and stocking stitch colourwork sections.
All the Fish pattern is for a traditional sleeveless sweater. It is worked in the round, bottom-up, from a corrugated rib to the beginning of the armhole and V-neck shaping. To continue knitting the sleeveless sweater in the round, stitches are cast on to bridge the armholes and neck opening: these are the steeks. After the body is complete, the steeks are cut open, the shoulders are joined by using a thee-needle cast-off. Stitches are picked up around each armhole, and the armhole edging is worked as. a narrow corrugated rib. Finally, stitches are picked up around the neck opening, and the neckband is worked in the same rib pattern as for the armhole edging.
You will also require a copy of Fair Isle Knitting and Design for the pattern.
See below for further details.
£50.00 – £72.00
The yarn pack contains sufficient Shetland Spindrift yarn, from Jamieson’s of Shetland, to knit the All the Fish sleeveless sweater in your chosen size. You will also require a copy of Fair Isle Knitting and Design for the pattern.
Other useful information
Gauge | Tension
32 sts and 32 rounds to 10 cm | 4 in over stranded colourwork stocking stitch after washing and blocking.
Needles & Accessories
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Suggested needle sizes are:
2.75 mm | UK 12 | US 2 circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 60 cm (24 in) long.
3.25 mm | UK 10 | US 3 circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 60 cm (24 in) long.
Lockable stitch markers.
Four stitch holders.
Blunt-ended yarn or tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends.
Woolly board, for blocking (optional).
The All the Fish sleeveless sweater is shown knitted in Shetland Spindrift from Jamieson’s of Shetland (4-ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein), in the following colours:
Yarn A: Lunar 680.
Yarn B: Scotch Broom 1160.
Yarn C: Cobalt 684.
Yarn D: China Blue 655.
Yarn E: Zodiac 599.
Yarn F: Lavender 617.
Yarn G: Leaf 788.
Yarn H: Apple 785.
Yarn J: Poppy 524.
Yarn K: Spice 526.
Yarn L: Natural White 104.
This pattern is in five sizes: 1[2:3:4:5].
To fit chest circumference: 90–95 [100–105:110–115:120–125:130–135] cm | 35½–37½[39½–41¼:43¼–45¼:47¼–49¼:51¼–53¼] in.
Finished chest circumference: 100 [110:120:130:140] cm | 39¼[43¼:47¼:51¼:55] in.
Finished length: 67.5 [68.5:71.5:72.5:73.5] cm | 26½[27:28¼:28¾:29¼] in.
Finished length to the beginning of armhole: 40[40:42:42:42] cm | 15¾[15¾:16½:16½:16½] in.
Finished armhole depth: 27.5 [28.5:29.5:30.5:31.5] cm | 10¾[11¼:11½:12:12½] in.
The All the Fish sleeveless sweater is shown with a finished chest measurement of 110 cm.
Cable cast-on method, stranding and weaving in yarns, corrugated rib, Kitchener stitch, knitting and finishing a steek, picking up stitches.
Tutorials in book
- Stranding with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
- Weaving in with a) one yarn held in each hand, b) with both yarns held in the left hand, and c) both yarns held in the right hand.
- Corrugated rib.
- Three-needle cast-off.
- Reinforcing a steek using crochet.
Published June 2020 in Fair Isle Knitting and Design.
Designer: Nicki Merrall.
Sample knitter: Linda Hearn.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.
Size 1, Size 2, size 3, Size 4, Size 5