Celtic Child: Cridhe Irish Heartbeat Pullover by Luise O'Neill

Celtic Child: Cridhe Irish Heartbeat Pullover

Knitting
September 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
20.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
360 - 720 yards (329 - 658 m)
6 Sizes: 1 - 6
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Steeped in the history of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, this charming children’s pullover draws on tradition while being knit of the softest fair-trade Merino / bamboo blend.

Clever Buttonhole Chains provide the closures for this pullover which sports a full width neck opening for easy dressing.

Sizes
6 sizes included: children’s 1 - 6
Finished Chest Measurements: 21 - 29 inches 53 - 74cm

Pattern Directions
Two sets of directions are provided: one set for chart users and a complete set of row by row instructions for users who like to follow a written pattern.

Method
Front and Back are knit flat, sewn together at side seams, then sleeve stitches are picked up and knit in the round; Back Shoulder Extensions are buttoned to Front providing a generous neck opening.

Techniques Included
Picture tutorials are included for:
Buttonhole Chain
Jogless Bind-off in the Round

Notions
3.25 mm / US D(3) crochet hook (optional)
Stitch markers
Cable needle
Stitch holder
Yarn needle for sewing side seams and weaving in ends
2 buttons (be sure closures are of proper size for child’s age so they do not present a choking hazard)

This design was the first of the ‘Celtic Child’ patterns from Impeccable Knits; the cables used in the Cridhe Irish Heartbeat Baby Blanket and the Cridhe Irish Heartbeat Hat patterns match this pullover pattern.

Yarn information updated in 2010 to reflect updated yarn weight from manufacturer.