Fiadh Workshop

$49.95

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

Explore the history of traditional Irish Aran knitting, combined with Marie’s modern tutorials and new techniques. The Fiadh Sweater Workshop includes the pattern and 8 lessons and tutorials to go along with your making journey.

For just $49.95 you’ll receive:

  • The Fiadh cardigan pattern
  • 3 Gauge options to choose from so you can adapt the pattern for three different yarn weights
  • 8 Lessons with videos + printables
  • Tutorials to knit cables without a needle
  • How to work short-row shoulder saddles
  • How to knit afterthought pockets and so much more!

About the 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.


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