Kilronan Sweater by Alice Starmore

Kilronan Sweater

July 1994
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 17 rows = 2 inches
in main pattern using 4mm (US6) needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1680 - 1800 yards (1536 - 1646 m)
To fit bust 86-91 (97-102) cm/34-36 (38-40)"
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Pattern description from The Celtic Collection: “I have based the shape of this sweater on traditional Scottish costumes, with a ribbed waist that can be work belted and set-in sleeves for a slightly more squared shoulder line. The centre panel, composed of interlaced knotwork with ring knots, is a knitted version of an illustration from the book Celtic Knotwork by Iain Bain. I have used a narrower panel for the sleeves, and bordered all the panels with a plaited cable. It is important in this type of traditional knotwork that all the ringwork panels are closed so that there are no broken lines.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • To fit bust 86-91 (97-102) cm/34-36 (38-40)“
  • Underarm 104 (110) cm/41 (43.5)“
  • Length from top of shoulder 65 (68) cm/25.5 (26.5)“
  • Sleeve length 42 cm/16.5”

Note on Needles: The pattern specifies one pair of needles in each of the sizes listed above. In addition, one set of double pointed needles or a 16-inch circular needle is needed for the collar, size US 5.


  • Yarn: 14 (15) 50g balls of Rowan Lambswool Tweed (184 - Bluster).
  • 1 Pair each 3¾mm (US5) and 4, (US6) needles.
  • 1 Set of double-pointed or 40cm (16in) circular needles for collar.
  • 1 Cable needle
  • 2 Stitch holders
  • 1 Darning needle