Caragh by Laura Nelkin


September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1060 - 1775 yards (969 - 1623 m)
XXS (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X) To fit bust 29 [32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52]”/ 74 [81, 91, 102, 112, 122, 132] cm with approximately 19”/ 48 cm ease. Shown in size XS on a 32” bust.
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

In celebration of my knitting trips to Ireland this year I have designed a sweater with yarn made in Donegal!

Caragh is a boxy sweater knit with my Novus construction, a high/low turned hem, cabled side panels, and an optional scrummy cabled cowl neck. The pattern includes notes for making your Caragh longer, and taking out the hi-low hem…. have fun with this construction, it isn’t hard to manipulate to fit you!*

It is really really really important to get gauge for this sweater, my testers had success with Arranmore Light!

Laura’s Novus Construction: First the Right Half is worked side to side from the cap sleeve to the armpit and then stitches are cast on for the front and back. Then the shoulder is worked and the stitches are split for neckline shaping. The front and back are worked at the same time and rejoined to work the left shoulder. Then the front and back stitches are put on holders, and the left sleeve is worked. Finally, the sweater is folded in half, and these two halves are joined together by cable panels that are worked perpendicularly to the body of the sweater. These panels start at the hem and end at the sleeve joining the front and the back of the sweater and sleeve together.

Any questions? We have a KAL going in my Ravelry group for Caragh!
Like Laura’s designs? Sign up to receive her email updates so you don’t miss out on tutorials, new patterns and kits, and subscriber-only special offers!
1060 (1200, 1275, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1775) yards/ 969 (1097, 1166, 1280, 1372, 1463, 1623) meters of DK weight yarn

The Fibre Co., Arranmore Light (80% wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere; 328 yd 300 m/ 3.5 oz 100 g); Ruari
The Ross Farm, Shetland 3ply Sport (100% wool from Shetland Sheep; 250 yd 229 m/ 4 oz 110 g); Ovaltine

US Size 5 3.75 mm 32-inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Spare US Size 5 3.75 mm needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, stitch marker, scrap yarn
Scrap yarn and 3.75 mm crochet hook for provisional cast on

Bust (Chest Circumference):
48 51, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71”/ 122 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180 cm
Refer to the schematic on Page 2 for more detailed measurements.
XXS (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
To fit bust 29 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52”/ 74 81, 91, 102, 112, 122, 132 cm with approximately 19”/ 48 cm ease.
Shown in size XS on a 32” bust.

Small Errata:
Cowl Cable Written Instructions- Rnd 6: Same as Rnd 4.
(chart is correct)