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About the designer

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 ...

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from Eileen Casey Creations
(6) Name: 'Knitting : O'Casey

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Making cables
  • Reading charts

Pattern Description:

This intricately cabled traditional sweater is supposed to be the clan aran of the Casey family - and though such stuff is really more myth than truth, it is a fun myth to perpetuate.

This handsome sweater is wrought in an aran weight pure wool available in beautiful heathered shades, with a crew neck and comfortable raglan sleeves to minimise the bulk.

Rope, honeycomb and diamond cables adorn almost every square inch, making this heirloom garment as beautiful as it is warm and functional. And you don't even have to be a Casey to wear it!


20 sts/24 rows = 4" in double moss st
16 sts to 2.5" in honeycomb cable st
16 sts to 2.75" in double rope cable st
21 sts to 4.25" in double moss diamond st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult size Small [Medium, Large, X-Large, XXLarge].
  • Chest: 35 [39, 43, 47, 51] inches
  • Length: 25 [25.5, 26, 27, 28] inches


  • KnitPicks Andes del Campo [100% highland wool; 164yds/150m per 3.5oz/100g skein]; colour: Vineyard Heather, 25482; 10 [10, 11, 11, 12] skeins
  • 1 pair US 8 (5 mm) knitting needles
  • 1 US 8 (5 mm) 16 inch circular needle

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