Techniques used

  • Cast on stitches
  • Cast off stitches
  • Picking up stitches
  • Knit flat and in the round
  • Purl flat and in the round
  • Stitch increases
  • Stitch decreases
  • Cables – charts provided, one for each size
  • German short rows
  • 3-needle bind off


Irish Sweater - English

40,00 DKK

Irish Sweater is worked in the round from the waist upwards as a single piece. The front and back are worked with a textured cable pattern consisting of a latticed center and chunky cables each side. From the armholes and upwards, the sweater’s front and back sections are worked separately back and forth, and the shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind off. Stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves. The neckline opening is finished with a thick ribbed edge.

Sizes

1-2 (2-3) 3-4 (5-6) 7-8 (9-10) years

Finished measurements

Chest circumference: approx. 61.5 (64) 67 (70) 76 (80) cm [24.25 (25.25) 26.5 (27.5) 29.75 (31.5) inches]

Length from shoulder to waist: approx. 34 (38) 41.5 (43.5) 45 (49) cm [13.5 (14.75) 16.25 (17) 17.75 (19.25) inches]

Armhole depth: approx. 11 (12.5) 14 (14.5) 15.5 (16) cm [4.5 (5) 5.5 (5.75) 6.25 (6.5) inches]

Inside sleeve length: approx. 23 (26) 28 (31) 34 (38) cm [9 (10.25) 11 (12.25) 13.5 (15) inches]

Gauge

For body: 28 stitches x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] (in pattern according to the swatch guide (Page 4) on a 4.00 mm [US6] needle).

For sleeves: 22 stitches x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] (in stocking stitch on a 4.00 mm [US6] needle).

Suggested needle size

4.00 mm [US6] circular needle for body and 4.00 mm [US6] double-pointed needles for sleeves (if not using magic loop method), 3.50 mm [US4] circular needle and double-pointed needles for ribbed edges at waist, neckline and wrists. Make a swatch before you start knitting to ensure that your gauge is correct. Depending on how you knit, you may need to go up or down half a needle size to meet the gauge. Gauge in the suggested yarn is measured after washing and blocking of a swatch.

Materials

Yarn: 150-200 (200-250) 250-300 (300-350) 350-400 (400-450) g Wild Atlantic Yarns Oonagh 100% Merino (DK, 100 g = 225 m [246 yds]).

Additional: Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.