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Roscrea Child's Sweater

Knitting
July 1994
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches in chart B pattern, using 3¾mm (US5) needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
To fit age 6-7 (10-11) years

Pattern description from The Celtic Collection: “For this child’s sweater, I have used the same fretwork patterns as Armagh, and a similar border where the spirals are composed of curving horns and sprays of flowers. To soften this image I have chosen the ancient shades of red and gold.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • To fit age 6-7 (10-11) years
  • Underarm 78 (93) cm/30¾ (36¾, 37)”
  • Length from top of shoulder 43 (53) cm/16¾ (20¾)”
  • Sleeve length 33 (41) cm/13 (16)”

Materials:

  • Yarn: Rowan LDK.
  • A. Pillar Box LDK (45) 225 (300)g; B. Old Gold LDK (9) 175 (225)g.
  • 1 Set of double-pointed circular 3¼mm (US3) and 3¾mm (US5) needles
  • 2 Stitch holders
  • 2 Safety pins
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle