This intricately cabled traditional sweater is supposed to be the clan aran of the Casey family – and though such stuff is really more myth than truth, it is a fun myth to perpetuate.

This handsome O’Casey sweater is wrought in an aran weight pure wool available in beautiful heathered shades, with a crew neck and comfortable raglan sleeves to minimise the bulk.

Rope, honeycomb and diamond cables adorn almost every square inch, making this heirloom garment as beautiful as it is warm and functional. And you don’t even have to be a Casey to wear it!

Adult size Small [Medium, Large, X-Large, XXLarge].
Shown in size Large.

Chest: 35 [39, 43, 47, 51] inches
Length: 25 [25.5, 26, 27, 28] inches

Intermediate – techniques used: making cables, reading charts

KnitPicks City Tweed [55% merino wool/25% Superfine alpaca/20% Donegal tweed; 164yds/150m per 3.5oz/100g skein]; colour: Blue Blood, 24529; 10 [10, 11, 11, 12] skeins
1 pair US 8 (5 mm) knitting needles
1 US 8 (5 mm) 16 inch circular needle

20 sts/24 rows = 4” in double moss st
16 sts to 2.5” in honeycomb cable st
16 sts to 2.75” in double rope cable st
21 sts to 4.25” in double moss diamond st