Vair Yarn Kit

  • £47.60

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Meaning 'great beauty' in Shetland dialect, the Vair sweaters were the starting point for The Shetland Trader Book 3: Heritage collection. Recreated from original garments designed by Gudrun's mother, Patricia Johnston, these sweaters have a stunning combination of lace and Fair Isle plus 70s balloon sleeve (or straight) and turtleneck (or crew) styling.

The sweater is worked in one piece from the bottom up. Fronts and backs are then divided at the underarm and steek stitches are cast on to work the remainder of the upper body in the round. The sweater gives options for different sleeve and neck treatments, as well as the option for a plain or striped body, and it is also possible to switch in the sleeves from Bunaberry or either of the dresses, Elsk and Hjarta. So many possibilities!

Please note you will need to purchase the The Shetland Trader Book 3: Heritage separately in order to get the pattern. The purchase of the kit is for yarn and project bag only.

Select from the drop down menu which size, colourway and style option you would like. Be sure to confirm that you have selected the correct size, colourway and style before you complete the checkout process.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Recommended to be worn with approx 0–2.5cm / 0–1" of negative ease.
Bust circumference of finished garment: 81.5 (89, 96.5, 104, 111.5, 119, 126.5, 134, 141.5, 149)cm / 32 (35, 38, 41, 43¾, 46¾, 49¾, 52¾, 55¾, 58¾)"
Further measurements are provided below. 

Three style options are provided here, and use the following yarn quantities (all given for 2ply Jumper Weight, where Shetland Supreme is required, numbers of balls will vary):

Striped body with balloon sleeves and turtleneck
MC: 10 (11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16) balls
CC1: 1 ball
CC2
: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
CC3: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
CC4:
 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls

Striped body with balloon sleeves and crew neck
MC: 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 14) balls
CC1: 1 ball
CC2: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
CC3: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
CC4: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls

Plain body with straight sleeves and turtleneck
MC: 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) balls
CC1: 1 ball
CC2: 1 ball
CC3: 1 ball
CC4: 1 ball

Colourway 1
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight 
(fingering / 4-ply-weight; 100% Real Shetland Wool; 115m / 125yds per 25g ball)
MC: Shade 77
CC2: Shade 54 mix
CC4: Shade FC38 mix
and
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 100% Real Shetland Wool; 172m / 188yds per 50g ball)
CC1: Moorit (2004)
CC3: Shaela (2003)

Colourway 2
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight
 (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 100% Real Shetland Wool; 115m / 125yds per 25g ball)
MC: FC43 mix
CC1: 32 mix
CC2: 54 mix
CC3: 78 mix
CC4: 4 mix

Colourway 3
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight
 (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 100% Real Shetland Wool; 115m / 125yds per 25g ball)
MC: Shade 4 mix
CC1: Shade 202 mix
CC2: Shade 27 mix
CC3: Shade 3 mix
CC4: Shade 32 mix

Each kit includes a small project bag.

Full Sizing Information

Hip circumference: 81.5 (89, 96.5, 104, 111.5, 119, 126.5, 134, 141.5, 149)cm / 32 (35, 38, 41, 43¾, 46¾, 49¾, 52¾, 55¾, 58¾)"
Waist circumference: 77 (84.5, 92, 99.5, 107, 114.5, 122, 129.5, 137, 144.5)cm / 30¼ (33¼, 36¼, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57)"
Length to underarm: 28cm / 11"
Armhole depth: 19.5 (20, 21, 22, 22.5, 23, 23.5, 24, 25.5, 26.5)cm / 7¾ (8, 8¼, 8½, 8¾, 9, 9¼, 9½, 10, 10¼)"
Cross shoulder: 31 (32, 32.5, 33.5, 36.5, 38, 40.5, 43.5, 45, 45.5)cm / 12¼ (12½, 13, 13¼, 14¼, 15, 15¾, 17, 17¾, 18)"
Neck drop: 2.5 (3, 3, 3, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5, 3.5)cm / 1 (1¼, 1¼, 1¼, 1¼, 1¼, 1¼, 1¼, 1½, 1½)"
Back neck width: 17 (17.5, 17.5, 18.5, 20, 20.5, 22, 23.5, 24.5, 25)cm / 6¾ (7, 7, 7¼, 7¾, 8¼, 8¾, 9¼, 9¾, 10)"
Upper arm circumference: 30 (31.5, 34, 36, 37.5, 39, 41.5, 43.5, 46.5, 49)cm / 11¾ (12½, 13¼, 14¼, 14¾, 15½, 16¼, 17¼, 18¼, 19¼)"
Balloon sleeve wrist circumference: 21 (21, 21, 22.5, 22.5, 24, 24, 24, 25.5, 25.5)cm / 8¼ (8¼, 8¼, 9, 9, 9½, 9½, 9½, 10, 10)"
Balloon circumference at widest: 51 (52.5, 53.5, 54, 54, 55.5, 56.5, 57, 57, 58)cm / 20¼ (20¾, 21, 21¼, 21¼, 22, 22¼, 22½, 22½, 22¾)"
Balloon sleeve length from underarm: 57.5cm / 22½"
Straight sleeve wrist circumference: 21 (22.5, 22.5, 24, 24, 25.5, 25.5, 25.5, 27, 27)cm / 8¼ (9, 9, 9½, 9½, 10, 10, 10, 10¾, 10¾)"
Straight sleeve length from underarm: 50cm / 19½"

Modelled images © Ali Denney.


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