Celtic Closure by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Celtic Closure

January 2010
worsted weight wool
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X
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This is probably my favorite sweater I’ve designed to-date! I love the way the cable is the focal point while the tweedy yarn in reverse stockinette adds a subtle, and delightful, texture. The cable is based on one in Elsbeth Lavold’s Viking Patterns for Knitting; my version includes a buttonhole in the center of each cable motif. The double-breasted look of the leather buttoned closure adds just the right bit of sophistication to this fun sweater. Knitting level is advanced, with the ability to read/knit from a chart a must.

Sample was knit using KP’s Wool of the Andes. Approx yarn needs by size (always remembering that these are APPROX):
1210 yards for sizes XS/S
1320 yards for sizes M/L
1430 yards for sizes 1X/2X
1540 yards for sizes 3X/4X