Devenish

 

$6.00

Pin It

As I was designing this I was reminded of the celtic carvings on the stones of tiny Devenish Island in Northern Ireland, with the blue of Lough Erne glistening in the background.
This little cabled sweater is the perfect marriage of fashion and function.  Worn alone or as a layering piece, it spans all seasons, and the generous length means it can even be worn first as a tunic, then as a top when a growth spurt hits.  The sweeping split cowl collar is the perfect finishing touch.

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate – techniques used: making cables, reading charts

SIZE
Children’s sizes 2 Yrs [4 Yrs, 6 Yrs, 8 Yrs, 10 Yrs].  Shown in size 4 Yrs, modelled by Caoimhe, aged 4.5.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 23 [25, 27, 29, 30] inches
Length: 16.75 [19, 22.25, 24, 26] inches

EASE
Standard – 2” of positive ease.

MATERIALS
Berroco Vintage [50% acrylic/40% wool/10% nylon; 217yds/198m per 3.5oz/100g skein]; colour: Aquae, 5125; 3 [3, 4, 4, 4] skeins

1 pair US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles

GAUGE
20 sts/28 rows = 4″ in stockinette st
24 sts to 3.75” in Saxon Braid
8 sts to 1.25 “ in Celtic Braid
52 sts to 8.25” over entire panel pattern