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Devenish Pattern


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Knitting: Devenish
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cables

Pattern Description:

As I was designing this I was reminded of the celtic carvings on the stones of tiny Devenish Island in Northern Ireland, with the blue of Lough Erne glistening in the background.

This little sweater is the perfect marriage of fashion and function. Worn alone or as a layering piece, it spans all seasons, and the generous length means it can even be worn first as a tunic, then as a top when a growth spurt hits. The sweeping split cowl collar is the perfect finishing touch.


20 sts/28 rows = 4" in stockinette st
24 sts to 3.75" in Saxon Braid
8 sts to 1.25 " in Celtic Braid
52 sts to 8.25" over entire panel pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Children's sizes 2 Yrs [4 Yrs, 6 Yrs, 8 Yrs, 10 Yrs]
  • Chest: 23 [25, 27, 29, 30] inches
  • Length: 16.75 [19, 22.25, 24, 26] inches
  • Ease: Standard - 2" of positive ease


  • Berroco Vintage [50% acrylic/40% wool/10% nylon; 217yds/198m per 3.5oz/100g skein]; colour: Aquae, 5125; 3 [3, 4, 4, 4] skeins
  • 1 pair US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berroco Vintage Worsted

About Designer

About Designer

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Eileen Casey is a designer from Ireland now living in beautiful upstate NY - where thankfully there is plenty of sweater weather.

She has been knitting since she was 5, and couldn't imagine life without needles in hand. Past projects bring memories of life events back to her as vividly as certain scents do for others.

Right now she tries to fit knitting and designing around looking after ...

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