Carrageen

I talked a little bit about this pattern before Christmas but now all the tech editing and layout has been finished and it’s ready for release.

This cardigan was knit just for me, I really needed a cosy winter cardigan and I got the try out steeking for the first time. I find knitting in the round much faster than working flat (but cardigans are more versatile) so steeking seemed like the perfect solution. I used a crochet steek and it was so much easier than I would ever have imagined.
This cardigan is worked in the round from the bottom up. The set-in sleeves are worked from the top using short rows to form the sleeve cap. The asymmetrical fastening is closed using snaps.
The name ‘Carrageen’ comes from the seaweed ribbing used as this is a type of seaweed.
I used Donegal yarn for this project which is a lovely 100% yarn with wool tweed flecks running through it. This yarn is also marketed as Kilcarra aran tweed and  Studio Dongeal. Debbie Bliss Donegal tweed and Luxury tweed also work well as substitutions.

Carrageen €5.00


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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference: 30.5 (33.25, 36, 38.75, 41.25, 45.25,
48, 50.75, 54.75)”/ 77.5 (84.5, 91.5, 98.5, 105, 115, 122,
129, 139)cm.

Shown in size 36”/91.5cm with 1”/2.5cm positive ease.

MATERIALS
Donegal Aran Tweed (100% Wool; 88yds/80m per 50g

skein); Color: Deep Red (4754); 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20) skeins

(This yarn is also know and Kilcarra and Studio Donegal Aran Tweed)
Size 7 US /4.5 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long, or
length needed for size.
Size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long, or
longer for magic loop (or Size 7 US / 8 mm dpns if not using
magic loop).
Stitch markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; crochet hook
US G-6 /4mm, crochet steek yarn, 4 snaps.

4 thoughts on “Carrageen

  1. Sinéad

    I love this. I seem to be having a bit of a love affair with Kilcarra tweed at the moment, too. Couldn’t have come at a better time!

  2. carol Post author

    It is such a lovely yarn, especially when it is blocked – it just softens and fills out so beautifully.

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