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

Celtic Child: Cridhe Irish Heartbeat Pullover

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.

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.

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

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. All three patterns are available as an e-book.

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

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