Cromarty Sweater by Alice Starmore

Cromarty Sweater

July 1994
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, using 3¾mm (US5) needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1875 yards (1715 m)
One size fits bust 86-97 cm/34-38"
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Pattern description from The Celtic Collection: “The Celtic crosses suggested the strong vertical panels and square shaping of this sweater, while the icy blue colour and textured surface reflect the stone material. I used a unit of knotwork from the Nigg stone for the sweater’s centre panel. The side and centre sleeve panels have a typical pattern found on numerous Pictish stones in Eastern Scotland.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • One size fits bust 86-97 cm/34-38”
  • Underarm 114 cm/45”
  • Length from top of shoulder 57 cm/22”
  • Sleeve length 43 cm/17”


  • Yarn: 15 50g balls of Rowan DDK in shade no. 665 (Ice Blue).
  • One pair 3¾mm (US5) needles.
  • 1 Cable needle.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Darner.

The specified yarn is no longer available. Judging by the suggested needle size and gauge, a DK weight yarn seems a reasonable substitute. Yardage stated above is approximate.

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