Islay Mary Henderson Fair Isle tank top

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This pretty Islay tank top from The Knitter was designed by Mary Henderson, using Jamieson and Smith’s 2ply Jumper Weight wool from Shetland.

23rd February 2016

Mary Henderson has chosen an exquisite palette of colours for her Islay tank top. As in the traditional Fair Isle method of construction, the top is knitted in one piece in the round, with steeks inserted for the arm and neck openings. The steeks are then cut open and reinforced with crochet, and the edgings finished with multi-coloured ribbing.

Jamieson and Smith’s 2ply Jumper Weight wool is 100% Shetland wool, a classic choice for Fair Isle projects. To view the amazing 91 shades available, click here.

Each 25g ball costs £2.85 and gives approximately 125 yards / 115m. This yarn can also be used in vintage patterns which call for "4ply yarn".

The pattern comes in seven sizes, to fit busts from 34 to 46 inches. For more information or to download the pattern, click here.

Fair Isle tank top

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