Fair Isle Fish

 £2.50

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About
The fish are knitted in the round with a simple  Fair Isle inspired pattern and crochet embellishments.
Difficulty
Advanced beginner, intermediate.
Yarn Suggestions
Jamieson’s of Shetland DK or other dk weight yarn. Approx. 25m (27yds) main colour and 10m (11yds) of contrast colour. Allow for smaller amounts if introducing more colours.
Needles
x5 3.75mm (US 5) dpn knitting needles.
Notions
3.5mm crochet hook, blunt tapestry needle, spare scraps of yarn for markers, large handful of filling/stuffing.

Size
Approximately 20cm long x 8cm wide x 3cm wide (8 ins x 3 ins x 1 1/2 ins).

Gauge
Approximately 28 stitches x  36 rows in stocking stitch over 10cm (4 ins)

Knitting and crochet skills
Knitting in the round, cast on, cast off, knit stitch, purl stitch, knit two stitches together, pass stitch over, make stitches, working with changes of colour, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch, read simple chart, single double and triple crochet stitches.

Abbreviations
K: knit
P: purl
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
St st: stocking stitch
K2tog: knit two stitches together
Ssp: slip one stitch from left needle to right needle purl wise, knit next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knit one.
M1: make one stitch by lifting the bar between the two stitches and knit through the back of the loop.
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Tc: triple crochet