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Ardagh Child's Sweater

The Celtic Collection
Knitting
July 1994
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in chart patt, using 3.25mm (US3) needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
To fit age 6-7 (8-9) yrs or chest 61-64 (66-69) cm/24-25 (26-29)"

Pattern description from The Celtic Collection: “The large squared grid of Ardagh, with its diamond overlay, lends itself well to all kinds of colour schemes. For the child’s version of this sweater I have used a variety of brighter shades from the more playful images in the Book of Kells.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • To fit age 6-7 (8-9) yrs or chest 61-64 (66-69) cm/24-25 (26-29)”
  • Underarm 73 (83) cm/28½ (32½)”
  • Length from top of shoulder 42 (45) cm/16½ (17¾)”
  • Sleeve length 33 (35.5) cm/13 (14)”

Materials:

  • Yarn: Rowan Donegal Tweed; Rowan Fine Cotton Chenille
  • A. Oatmeal Donegal Tweed (469) 50 (75)g; B. Turquoise Fine Chenille (383) 50g; C. Seville Fine Chenille (387) 50g; D. Gorse Fine Chenille (391) 25g; E. Cardinal Fine Chenille (379) 25 (50)g; F. Willow Fine Chenille (395) 50g; G. Cyclamen Fine Chenille (385) 50g; H. Flamenco Fine Chenille (398) 25 (50)g; I. Privet Fine Chenille (394) 25g
  • 1 pair each 2¾ (US2) and 3¼mm (US3) needles
  • 1 set of double-pointed or 40cm (16in) circular 2¾ (US2) needles
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle