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Erin Cardigan

Knitting
July 1994
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 19 rows = 2 inches in chart pattern using 3¼mm (US3) needles, and working on right side only, breaking off the yarns at the end of every row.
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
To fit bust 86-91 (96-102) cm/32-34 (38-40)"

Pattern description from The Celtic Collection: “Celtic art is redolent with fabulous and intricately interlaced creatures. For this jacket, I have combined bands of beasts with check patterns and interlaced braids in a warm range of colours to create a challenge for the most experienced knitter.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • To fit bust 86-91 (96-102) cm/32-34 (38-40)”
  • Underarm 108 (115) cm/42½ (45½)”
  • Length from top of shoulder 57½ (60½) cm/22¾ (23¾)”
  • Sleeve length 47 (49) cm/18½ (19¼)”

Materials:

  • Yarn: Rowan Donegal Tweed; Rowan Botany; Rowan Fine Cotton Chenille; Rowan Silkstones.
  • A. Juniper Donegal Tweed (482) 150 (175)g; B. Madder Red Botany (45) 50 (75)g; C. Rust Botany (26) 50g; D. Terracotta Botany (526) 25 (50); E. Sienna Botany (104) 50g; F. Roseberry Donegal Tweed (480) 75g; G. Flamenco Fine Chenille (398) 25g; H. Cinnamon Donegal Tweed (479) 75g; I. Red Violet Botany (94) 50g; J. Old Gold Botany (9) 25g; K. Lacquer Fine Chenille (388) 25g; L. Jade Botany (100) 25g; M. Light Jade Botany (89) 25g; N. Blue Mist Silkstones (832) 50g; O. Ochre Fine Chenille (401) 25g.
  • 1 Set of double-pointed or circular 3¼mm (US3) needles.
  • 1 Set of double-pointed or circular 2¾mm (US2) needles.
  • 3 Stitch holders.
  • 2 Safety pins.
  • Stitch markers.
  • 1 Darning needle.
  • 13 (14) buttons.

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