Cruden by Ysolda Teague


A traditional Fair Isle vest worked from the bottom up entirely in the round. The neck and armholes are steeked and the front shoulders are worked slightly longer than the back to both drop the back neckline for a better fit and to allow the stitch patterns to flow over the shoulder. Detailed instructions for finishing the steeks with crochet are provided. After cutting the steeks open stitches are picked up around the armholes and neck and ribbed bands are worked in one of the contrast colours for a slightly sporty detail.

The colourwork is simple but effective alternating a smaller and larger motif, the larger of which is offset on alternate repeats. Seven colours are used to shade the patterns but the number used can be varied. A colour in chart and quick reference palette are included for planning your own combinations, I recommend using a more vibrant or unexpected colour at the centre of the larger motifs.

Shown in Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% wool, 125yds / 114m, 0.88oz / 25g) in:
MC – #FC11
CC1 – #FC41
CC2 – #FC62
CC3 – #132
CC4 – #FC24
CC5 – #203
CC6 – #91

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Ysolda Teague

Pattern type

colour work, tops, sweaters and cardigans

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