Veesik

Knitting
November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
984 - 2051 yards (900 - 1875 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
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Now an individual pattern!
Veesik is also published in Mary Jane Mucklestone’s book Fair Isle Weekend. The ebook is available in 2 versions: in English and in Finnish.

Veesik (Shetland dialect for an old folksong) is a V neck vest. The body is worked entirely in the round to the shoulders, using steeks for the armholes and front neck. The armhole edging and neckband are worked in the round by picking up stitches and working 1 x 1 rib. For the sample, subtle colors of sandy beaches, pale blue skies and wispy clouds were chosen. The simple color changes lend an enchanting effect.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31½ (34, 36¼, 38¾, 41¼, 43½, 46) (48½, 51, 53¼, 55¾, 58, 60½) in / 80 (86, 92, 98.5, 104.5, 111, 117) (123, 129, 135.5, 141.5, 148, 154) cm.
Body length: 20¾ (21, 21½, 21¾, 22, 22¼, 22½) (22¾, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾) in / 52.5 (53.5, 55, 55.5, 56, 56.5, 57.5) (58, 63, 63.5, 64, 64.5, 65) cm.
Length to armhole: 12¼ (12¼, 12¼, 12¼, 12¼, 12¼, 12¼) (13¾, 13¾, 13¾, 13¾, 13¾, 13¾) in / 31 (31, 31, 31, 31, 31, 31) (35, 35, 35, 35, 35, 35) cm.
Armhole depth: 8½ (8¾, 9¼, 9½, 9¾, 10, 10½) (10¾, 11, 11¼, 11½, 11¾, 12) in / 21.5 (22.5, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25.5, 26.5) (27, 28, 28.5, 29, 29.5, 30.5) cm.
Armhole shaping width: 2½ (2¾, 3¼, 3¾, 4, 4¼, 4½) (4¾, 5, 5½, 6, 6½, 6¾) in / 6.5 (7, 8.5, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11) (11.5, 13, 14, 15, 16.5, 17) cm.
Neck drop: 8½ (8¾, 9¼, 9½, 9¾, 10, 10½) (10¾, 11, 11¼, 11½, 11¾, 12) in / 21.5 (22.5, 23.5, 24, 24.5, 25.5, 26.5) (27, 28, 28.5, 29, 29.5, 30.5) cm.
Back neck width (including edging): 4¼ (4½, 4½, 4¾, 5, 5, 5¼) (5¼, 5½, 5½, 5½, 5½, 6) in / 10.5 (11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 13.5) (13.5, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15) cm.
Shoulder width (including edging): 4½ (4¾, 5, 5, 5¼, 5½, 6) (6¼, 6¼, 6½, 6½, 6¾, 7) in / 11.5 (12.5, 13, 13, 13.5, 14, 15) (16, 16, 16.5, 16.5, 17, 18) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Jamieson’s of Shetland Double Knitting (DK weight, 100% Shetland wool, 82 yds / 75 m per 25 g ball).
MC) 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) balls of 106 Mooskit
A) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) balls 105 Eesit
B) 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, ) (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls 136 Teviot
C) 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) 104 Natural White
D) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) 134 Blue Danube
E) 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls 168 Clyde Blue.

Needles: 16 in (40 cm) circular needles for all sizes, plus 24 in (60 cm) circular needles for vest sizes 1, 2 and 3 or 32 in (80 cm) for vest sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, in sizes US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 5 (3.75 mm).

Notions: 4 stitch holders, stitch markers of different colors, locking ring markers or safety pins, tapestry needle, t-pins for blocking, sharp scissors. For reinforcing steeks: D (3.25 mm) or E (3.75 mm) crochet hook for crocheted steeks, sewing machine for machine-sewn steeks, hand sewing needle and sturdy sewing thread for hand-stitched steeks.

GAUGE
26 sts x 26 rnds = 4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm) in Fair Isle pattern on larger needles, after blocking.

The Green Version seen on Instagram uses
Nash Island TIDE yarn in the following colors and amounts:

MC spruce 2(2,3,3,3,3,3)(4,4,4,4,5,5) skeins

A seaweed 2(2,2,2,2,2,2)(3,3,3,3,3,3) skeins

B seaglass 1(1,1,1,2,2,2) (2,2,2,2,2,2) skeins

C lichen 1(1,1,1,1,1,1)(1,1,1,1,1,1) skeins

D clear skies 1(1,1,1,1,1,1)(1,1,1,1,1,1) skeins

E buoy 1(1,1,1,1,1,1)(1,1,1,1,1,1) skeins