A Well-Bred Plum by Kathy Zimmerman
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A Well-Bred Plum

August 1998
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch on larger needles with the two yarns held together
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
2310 - 3210 yards (2112 - 2935 m)
Medium 43" chest, buttoned

For a tweedy look, two strands of lighter weight yarn are held together in this classically styled pattern. A suggested yarn alternative uses a single strand of Rowan Scottish Tweed 4ply Aran in place of the first two suggested yarns, but the look will be different. The recommended yarns have been discontinued but a variegated Aran weight yarn would be an acceptable substitute. The Sensuwool is used as trim yarn, and 192 yds. are needed for any size.

  • Directions for five sizes are given ranging from a finished chest measurement of 39.75 inches (101cm) to 52.5 inches (133cm) finished chest measurement with standard (approximately 4 inches, 10cm) ease. Metric conversions supplied by Ravelry editor. A schematic supplies other pattern measurements.
  • The body is knit back and forth in a single piece. Modified drop shoulder sleeves are worked flat. Pockets are knit in.
  • Circular needles in both sizes are recommended.
  • 9-10 buttons 7/8inch (23mm) Stitch holders and markers will be needed.

This pattern originally appeared in Knitter’s Magazine 52, Fall 1998, page 48.