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January Workshop 2021

$49.95

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2021 January Workshop

(Are you a member of Knit Camp? This workshop is included with your membership! If you are a Knit Camper, use the coupon code provided on your dashboard. We can no longer offer refunds for purchases made without your code.)

The January Workshop began in 2019 with the January Gansey, an exploration of the Dutch Gansey knitting tradition. In 2020, we knit Boathouse, in a nod to the Bohus Stickning tradition. In 2021, we are delving into the history and tradition of the Irish Aran, with my newest design: Fiadh (pronounced: fee-ah).

Fiadh (fee-ah): An Irish name meaning wild, untamed

This year we will explore the history of traditional Irish Aran knitting, combined with Marie’s modern tutorials and new techniques. This workshop includes the pattern and 8 lessons and tutorials to go along with your making journey.

To access your files after your purchase, please login to your account (top right corner of page, click on “Sign In”), then click on Account Details (top right corner) and then click on Downloads. From there you will find Fiadh, and will be able to access the pattern and lessons as they become available.

For just $49.95 (includes pattern with 3 gauge options and 8 lessons with videos + printables) you’ll learn: how to adjust your size for different gauges, how to knit cables without a needle, short-row shoulder saddles, adding pockets and so much more!

Lessons arrive once a week through February 16th in your members-only online lesson space right here on oliveknits.com. 

About this year’s sweater

Fiadh (fee-ah) is a richly textured Irish Aran cardigan with cables, double moss stitch and a shawl collar. It’s designed to be worn with a shawl pin or belt, but can be worn with buttons, if desired.

Yarn

Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed or similar | 100% merino wool | 210 yards in 100 g | 1465 (1515, 1565, 1620, 1670, 1725, 1775, 1830, 1880, 1935, 1985, 2040, 2090, 2145, 2195, 2250, 2300) yards/ 1339 (1385, 1431, 1481, 1527, 1577, 1622, 1673, 1718, 1769, 1814, 1865, 1910, 1961, 2006, 2057, 2102)

Needles

  • US Size 5/3.75mm (32-60 in) circular – ribbing
  • US Size 6/4mm (32-60 in) circular – body
  • US Size 6/4mm (12 in circ, DPN or Magic Loop) – sleeves
  • US Size 5/3.75mm (12 in circ, DPN or Magic Loop) – sleeve cuffs
  • (Or needle sizes needed to achieve gauge. Adjust other needle sizes accordingly.)

Notions

  • Cable needle
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn

Gauge (see below)

Sizes

32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64) in/ 80 (85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 150, 155, 160) cm bust

Positive ease is built into the pattern. Choose the size closest to your actual bust circumference – the ease is already included for a comfortable fit.

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, which were missing. 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.


What’s my gauge?

Fiadh is designed for a roomy fit that equals anywhere from 2-6 inches larger than your actual bust circumference (give or take), so begin by choosing the size that directly matches your actual bust circumference. Then check the finished measurements according to your gauge to choose the size with the finished fit that gives you about 4 in/10 cm positive ease (give or take – this is a cardigan and it’s meant to be roomy, so don’t panic if it varies a little in either direction).

NOTE: FINISHED MEASUREMENTS are for cardigan from edge to edge of front bands, not closed. Estimate 2.75 in/6.875 cm smaller circumference at bust when buttoned or closed with a pin.

Option One

  • 23 st in 4 in/10 cm in double moss stitch

Finished Measurements for Option One 36.5 (38.5, 40.5, 42, 44, 46, 47.5, 49.5, 51, 54, 56, 57.5, 59.5, 61.5, 63, 65, 67) in/ 91.25 (96.25, 101.25, 105, 110, 115, 118.75, 123.75, 127.5, 135, 140, 143.75, 148.75, 153.75, 157.5, 162.5, 167.5) cm

Option Two

  • 21.5 st in 4 in/10 cm in double moss stitch

Finished Measurements for Option Two 39 (41.5, 43.5, 45, 47.5, 49.5, 51, 53, 54.5, 57.5, 60, 61.5, 63.5, 66, 67.5, 69.5, 72) in/ 97.5 (103.75, 108.75, 112.5, 118.75, 123.75, 127.5, 132.5, 136.25, 143.75, 150, 153.75, 158.75, 165, 168.75, 173.75, 180) cm

Option Three

  • 18 st in 4 in/10 cm in double moss stitch

Finished Measurements for Option Three 42.5 (45, 48, 49.5, 52.5, 55, 57, 59.5, 61, 65, 67.5, 69, 72, 74.5, 76.5, 79, 81.5) in/ 106.25 (112.5, 120, 123.75, 131.25, 137.5, 142.5, 148.75, 152.5, 162.5, 168.75, 172.5, 180, 186.25, 191.25, 197.5, 203.75) cm