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It's time for the 3rd annual January KAL with Olive Knits!

Let's Knit-a-long! 

2021: The Irish Aran - Fiadh (fee-ah)
The January Workshop KAL 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 Strickning tradition. In 2021 we will delve into the history and tradition of the Irish Aran, with Marie Greene's newest design: Fiadh (pronounced: fee-ah).

Fiadh: An Irish name meaning wild, untamed

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

When you pre-order Fiadh, you will receive the KAL packet with details for yarn, size, gauge, schedule and more! The pattern will arrive for you to begin knitting on January 4th, 2021. The workshop ends February 23rd but you’ll have access through April, 2021.

For just $29.95 (includes pattern with 3 gauge options and 8 weeks of video + printable lessons) 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! 

Click here to purchase the January Workshop KAL 2021 now from the Olive Knits website (Marie is amazing and is including yarn shops in the fun; this link is an affiliate link and allows us to benefit from a portion of the sale as well).

Here is the lowdown on the sizing and yarn requirements:

Fiadh 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.


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) meters


32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64) in*/ 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.


  • 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.)

Gauge (with largest needle)

  • 25 st in 4 in/10 cm in cable pattern
  • 23 st in 4 in/10 cm in double moss stitch (side panels)

You don't want to miss the fun in 2021; Click here to purchase the January Fiadh KAL now from the Olive Knits website (this link is an affiliate link and allows us to benefit from a portion of the sale as well).



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