fair isle zippered pouch in chevron pattern

Chevron Fair Isle zipper pouch

A friend and I were recently chatting about how much we like little zippered pouches. What is it about them that makes them so appealing?? Anyway, we love them. Luckily, we had this conversation after I had finished knitting her Christmas gift: a little zippered pouch.

I’d describe her style as clean, modern, and casual, so I chose a Fair Isle stitch pattern that fits this style. The color scheme is based on her affinity for greys and peacock blue.

inside the chevron fair isle zippered pouch
Surprise! There’s a bright peacock blue lining hiding in this otherwise muted and mellow pouch

The piece was worked in the round on double pointed needles: size US 2 for the stockinette stitches and US 3 for the pattern rows. I cast on 128 stitches and divided them equally onto 4 DPNs (32 stitches each). The chevron pattern is an 8-stitch repeat, 4 rows high. This resulted in 16 total repeats of the pattern around the piece and 46 total rows: 6 rows in stone; 25 rows of blue/stone chevron pattern; 4 rows blue/grey chevron pattern; 10 rows of grey. The final size is 9 in. wide x 5 in. high.