Móinéar by Ailbíona McLochlainn


March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
820 - 1312 yards (750 - 1200 m)
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This pattern is published by Yarn Vibes as the ‘Dervla Sweater’ and is also available from Yarn Vibes as a paper pattern.

{muy-near} Irish: meadow 

This striking colourwork sweater incorporates vertical stripes and stylised blossoms to evoke the experience of walking through the meadows on a rainy day.

The juxtaposition of curved shapes and vertical lines infuses the motif with a sense of rhythm, so that the flowers appear to dance around the yoke.

Worked in the round, in DK to Aran weight yarn, Móinéar is a simple design that knits up quickly and is suitable for a wide range of skill levels.


Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4)
Garment measures as follows around chest circumference:
87cm/ 34.75” (93cm/ 37.25”, 102cm/ 40.75”, 112cm/ 44.75”)
This pattern includes a schematic with measurements.

This sweater can be worn with varying degrees of ease, according to preference. The green sweater is modeled with 2” of ease around the chest. The dark sweater is modeled with zero ease around the chest.


designed in Yarn Vibes Vale Worsted, 150m / 100g (164y / 3.5oz) 

requires 4 (5, 5, 6) skeins Colour A
requires 1 (1, 1, 2) skeins Colour B
shown in Crab Apple and Natural 

suitable for DK to Aran weight yarns 


18 st x 24 rounds = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) 


Needle A: 5.00mm (US 8), or as needed to meet gauge in single colour stockinette

Needle B: 5.50mm (US 9), or as needed to meet gauge for colourwork


stitch markers, tapestry needle, measuring tape

Special Techniques

stranded colourwork, alternating two-colour cast on, alternating two-colour bind off, short rows, lifted increases.

Pattern Support
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Notes on Yarn Selection
This pattern is compatible with a variety of yarns in the DK to Aran weight range. The sweater will be denser if worked in an Aran weight yarn, drapier if worked in DK. If opting for DK-weight, I recommend choosing a non-superwash, woollen-spun yarn, as this will work best with the gauge. 
The darker sample in the photos was made with Lettlopi, which works extremely well with this design and gauge.