Another lovely little polo shirt with Fair Isle border


Jumper with Fair Isle bands (Pattern: Polo shirt Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Bk 3) 6-9 months

Several days of some sort of bug bad enough to make me stay in bed has resulted in nothing produced on the embroidery front and not much more on the knitting front either. Fortunately I finished this jumper last week when I was in London and it has become a favourite. The pattern is from Debbie Bliss’s Baby Cashmerino Book 3 and the yarn is her Baby Cashmerino.

Jumper with Fair Isle bands (Pattern: Polo shirt Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Bk 3) 6-9 months

I had ordered the yarn at Christmas thinking it was going to be more pink than red. As the colour wasn’t quite right for my granddaughter and I only had four balls anyway, I decided to make it for the friend in Ipsden with a 5 month baby.  The baby gets taken to fields and stables around South Oxfordshire as her mother gives riding lessons, so a snug jumper with a collar should be useful.

Detail Fair Isle bands

Hours of sitting beside the window have not gone completely to waste, however as I picked up knitting abandoned at Christmas when stumped by the very first line of pattern. Thanks to of YouTube, I have now mastered K1, yfwd, K1 ALL INTO ONE STITCH and those four lovely balls of silk and wool mix will no longer languish unused. A great relief as I don’t like to be defeated.

Fair Isle band samples

More Fair Isle band samples


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  1. Posted March 2, 2019 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    It’s very satisfying to master a previously baffling pattern, isn’t it! Well done!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted March 6, 2019 at 11:11 am | Permalink

      It really is Rachel. I now have one more to tackle – but not yet!

  2. Bev S.
    Posted March 3, 2019 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    It’s a beautiful little sweater!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted March 6, 2019 at 11:11 am | Permalink

      Thanks, Bev. I love it too!

  3. Nella Logan
    Posted March 4, 2019 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Such a perfect present Mary! Lucky baby

    • Mary Addison
      Posted March 6, 2019 at 11:12 am | Permalink

      Well the recipient deserves lovely things – and will appreciate it!

  4. Amara Bray
    Posted March 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Well I love the color, at least how it is coming through on my screen. Once again I am so impressed by the fair isle pattern.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted March 6, 2019 at 11:13 am | Permalink

      We love the colour too – it just doesn’t best suit someone with pale gingery hair tones, but will be great for dark hair.

  5. Anne Hill
    Posted March 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Hope you are feeling better. Love the colour, it will suit, as you say, a dark haired child.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted March 9, 2019 at 10:44 am | Permalink

      Much better, thanks, Anne – just a bit sluggish.

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