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Named in honour of the seaweed eating sheep of North Ronaldsay, one of the islands of Orkney, this heavily cabled sweater is designed to flatter a man’s physique with its structured upper arms and shoulders.
Although there is a lot of work in all that cabling, with this weight of yarn and the interest of seeing the pattern emerge, it is surprising how quickly the sweater grows.
No particular skills are required here although it helps if you really love cabling! The body is knitted in the round to the armholes as is the collar, with the upper body and sleeves being knitted flat.
Since the sleeve caps match the upper body row for row it would be possible for an experienced knitter to convert the entire garment to knitting in the round up to the saddle shoulders, which are sewn to the body during making up.
Between the texture of the cabling and the wonderfully rugged Ronaldsay yarn, this sweater should be a match for any winter’s icy blasts.
- Independent Designer
- Judy Furlong
- Downloadable PDF
- Pure North Ronaldsay Aran 70m/50g ball. If unavailable, Blacker suggest their Pure Shetland Aran Wool, also 70m/50g.
- Skill Level
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