Lindisfarne Sweater by Alice Starmore

Lindisfarne Sweater

July 1994
Sport (12 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in chart pattern using 3¾mm (US5) needles and working on right side only, breaking off yarns at the end of every row
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
One size fits chest/bust 86-97 cm/34-38"
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Pattern description from The Celtic Collection: “This sweater displays another basic key pattern from the Rosemarkie stone that is also very similar to those used in the Books of Lindisfarne and Kells. I have elaborated on the original design by inserting large diamond shapes containing a cross motif and based the colours on the beautiful blues and reds found in the Book of Lindisfarne.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • One size fits chest/bust 86-97 cm/34-38”
  • Underarm 112 cm/44”
  • Length from top of shoulder 63½ cm/25”
  • Sleeve length 48 cm/19”


  • Yarn: Rowan DDK; Rowan LDK; Rowan Donegal Tweed; Rowan Kid/Silk; Rowan Silk/Wool; Rowan Wool/Cotton; Rowan Silkstones
  • A. Sea Green DDK (665) 100g; B. Roseberry Donegal Tweed (480) 100g; C. Mauve DDK (118) 50g; D. Ruby Red DDK (51) 50g; E. Donkey Silk/Wool (856) 120g; F. Sienna LDK (77) 150g; G. Blue Mist Silkstones (832) 100g; H. Russet DDK (663) 100g; I. Ice Blue LDK (48) 75g; J. Blue DDK (672) 50g; K. Raspberry LDK (601) 75g; L. Lavender DDK (666) 50g; M. Kashmir Wool/Cotton (910) 40g; N. Silver Blonde Kid/Silk (995) 50g
  • E. Donkey Silk/Wool (856) 120g is used doubled throughout.
  • 1 Set of double-pointed or circular needles in 3½mm (US4) and 3¾mm (US5)
  • 2 Safety pins
  • 2 Stitch holders
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle