Irish Aran Patterns
Experienced. Four sizes. This Aran sweater, worked from the top down, was first seen in Interweave Knits magazine. The seamless design includes saddle shoulders, square armholes, and a deep ribbing. It can be made tunic length or shortened for a more conventional fit. Gauge is 18 sts and 24 rows / 4" (10 cm) in St st worked back and forth.
Featured Techniques: Saddle shoulders, a longer length, and a discussion of avoiding cable splay.
Finished Sizes: 36", 40", 46", 52"
• Yarn: Aran weight or heavy worsted weight yarn (100% wool), 1200 (1350, 1475, 1750) yards.
• Needles: Set of four double-pointed needles, 16", and 32" (40 and 80 cm) circular needles, size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Notions: Stitch markers, 3 stitch holders, cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn.