Spleodar by Ailbíona McLochlainn


by Ailbíona McLochlainn
March 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
93cm/ 37" - 153cm/ 61"
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{splo-dar} Irish: cheer, vivacity.

Too cold for a party frock? Knit up a cozy party yoke! A speedy knit in Aran weight yarn, Spleodar is a fun design that is sure to brighten up the dull days. Try it in primary colours for a bright and playful look, in heathered tweeds for a more subdued palette, or in high-contrast monotone for a sophisticated aesthetic.


Size 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
finished garment measures as follows around chest circumference:
92cm/ 37” (101cm/ 40”, 110cm/ 44”, 119cm/48”, 132cm/52”, 142cm/56”, 153cm/ 61”)

Pattern includes schematic with detailed measurements and instructions for half-sizes. Samples in the photos are shown in Size 4 (red sweater) and in Size 1.5 (blue sweater).


suitable for Aran-weight yarns,
approximately 160m /100g (175y / 3.5oz)
samples in the photos are shown in Yarn Vibes Vale Aran (red sweater) and Lana Rara Wool (blue sweater).

BC: 4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins

CC1: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins
CC2: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins


main piece: 17 st x 24 rounds = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) in stockinette 

collar & cuffs: 20 st x 28 rounds = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”) in double rib 


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 in colourwork stockinette 

Needle C: 4.00mm (US 6), or as needed to meet gauge in double rib for collar & cuffs 

stitch markers, tapestry needle, measuring tape 

Special Techniques
stranded colourwork, short rows, provisional cast-on