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.

Intermediate – techniques used: making cables, reading charts

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

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

Standard – 2” of positive ease.

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

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