Possibly my favourite finished knit ever!

Back in February last year I cast on a sleeveless vest from a pattern by Japanese designer Kazekobo

Working simply from charts showing the colourwork design and basic cast-on and shaping details I set off on this intrepid journey. And back in May of this year I cast off! Just in time for one of the driest, warmest summers we’ve had in Suffolk for a fair while 😉

So, a few months later, on the cusp of ‘vest weather’ it’s finally time for the big reveal!

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Knit using Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper weight yarn, I will admit to spending a loooong time playing with colour. I knew I wanted the base shade to be shade 1280 – a lovely heather grey/blue – and I had a vision of this combined with beige and brown for the gorgeous slipped rib hem and neck bands…

The others just gradually fell into place with a few false starts. There’s certainly no easy way to select complimentary shades from a huge range like J&S present! There is a handy guide to choosing shades for Fair Isle knitting on the Interweave web site which offers some basic guidelines on contrast and shading…

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One of the most amazing things about Fair Isle knits is the reverse side! Isn’t is beautiful…

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The black & white photo shows the play between light, medium and dark shades really well.

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And finally, a gratuitous puppy shot… because you’re worth it 😉

Head over to Ravelry to see all the details, including shades used etc…

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