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Celtic Dreams

Soft wool Aran sweater

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This sweater, is worked from the top down and features saddle shoulders, square armholes, Aran motifs, and a deep skirt (as the traditional Aran ribbing is called). The cuffs fit loosely, in keeping with the early Arans. The yarn, from the Blue Face Leicester sheep, is a very soft wool that has the feel of cashmere.
Finished Size: 36 (40, 46, 52)" (91.5 (101.5, 117, 132) cm) bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 46" (117 cm).
Yarn: Creskeld Blue Face Leicester Aran 3-ply (100% wool, 133 yd (122 m)/100 g): Sienna, 9 (10, 11, 14) skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (worked back and forth).
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16" and 32" (40 and 80 cm) circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); three stitch holders; cable needle (cn); waste yarn; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 1997

SKU: EP0386

Author/Speaker/Editor: Beth Brown-Reinsel

Format: eProject