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2021: The Irish Aran - Fiadh (fee-ah)

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Keep reading for helpful links on accessing your knitalong resources, frequently asked questions and how to reach support if you get stuck!

Errata (Please make note – updated Jan 5)

(Jan 4) v.2 – Pg 5 left column, first paragraph after ribbing: Remove the 180 from the list of numbers; it did not belong. All other numbers are unchanged. 

(Jan 5) v.3 – Added the missing abbreviations for the back cable chart. Replaced pocket placement charts so they match written instructions. Written instructions have not changed, and the original charts were fine – but they had a slight variation from the written instructions.

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This pattern uses the following cables:

1/1 LC – Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at front of work, k1, then k1 from cable needle.

1/1 RC – Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, k1, then k1 from cable needle.

2/1 LPC – Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and place at front of work, p1, then k2 from cable needle.

2/1 RPC – Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, k2, then p1 from cable needle.

2/2 LPC – Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and place at front of work, k2, then p2 from cable needle.

2/2 RPC – Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and place at back of work, p2, then k2 from cable needle.

3/3 LC – Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and place at front of work, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

3/1/2 KPC – Slip next 2 st onto cable needle and hold to front of work, knit next two st, then p1, then knit 2 st from cable needle. 

2/2 RPC – Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and place at back of work, k2, then p2 from cable needle.

2/2 LPC – Slip next 2 stitches to cable needle and place at front of work, p2, then k2 from cable needle.

3/1 LPC – Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and place at front of work, p1, then k3 from cable needle.

3/1 RPC – Slip next stitch to cable needle and place at back of work, k3, then p1 from cable needle.

3/3 LC – Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle and place at front of work, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

For details about working the cables, see Lesson Two.

Remember: It’s just knitting. Take a deep breath and take it one stitch at a time.

This pattern gives gauge options to allow you to use a variety of different yarns – it’s a way to offer options and flexibility. But don’t let the options overwhelm you. 

1. Be sure to read/watch all of the Lesson One resources.

2. Choose the option closest to your gauge. If it’s not exact, don’t panic. This cardigan is designed for a flexible fit.

3. Write down the finished measurement you hope for (ideally about 6 in/15 cm larger than your actual bust measurement). Circle this number, or the one closest, on the finished measurements for your option. This is a starting point. Since your gauge is a little different, it means your finished measurement will be a little different, too. To account for this difference, try this:

  • If your gauge number is HIGHER than the gauge for your option (i.e. if your gauge is 19 stitches, instead of 18), go UP one size.
  • If your gauge number is SMALLER than the gauge for your option (i.e. 17 st instead of 18 st), go DOWN one size

Lesson Schedule

  • Monday, January 4th: Pattern arrives + Introduction to the KAL Lesson 1: Choosing a Size (This lesson is now available in your Downloads, shown above.)
  • Tuesday, January 5th Lesson 2: Cables Without a Cable Needle – the Marie Greene way! (This lesson is now available in your Downloads, shown above.)
  • Tuesday, January 12th Lesson 3: Origin of the Irish Aran (This lesson is now available in your Downloads, shown above.)
  • Tuesday, January 19th Lesson 4: Short Row Shoulder Saddles (step-by-step from start to finish!) (This lesson is now available in your Downloads, shown above.)
  • Tuesday, January 26th Lesson 5: History of Wool & Symbolism in Aran Knitting
  • Tuesday, February 2nd Lesson 6: The Irish Aran Cottage Industry
  • Tuesday, February 9th Lesson 7: The Evolution of Aran Knitting
  • Tuesday, February 16th Lesson 8: Pockets!
  • Tuesday, February 23rd  Live Show & Tell on Zoom + Blocking & Finishing Advice