Aran Coat WG39 by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Aran Coat WG39

Pattern description from Knitting Around: “The original Aran Coat was made as follows: I knitted up some Sheepsdown on a 16’ #10.5 needles to see what gauge I would get working over cables and traveling stitches. With my gauge determined, I cast sufficient body stitches onto a 24” needles and knitted around, keeping a few neutral stitches at the central front for cutting later on.”

Size: 42” around body. Approximately 34” length from shoulder to lower edge.

Materials: 14 4oz skeins of Sheepsdown (allowing for hood), or some other thick, soft, wool. A 16” and 24” circular needle of a size to give you wanted gauge (we used #10.5). 5 wooden toggle buttons. Optional: 11.5” circular needle in a smaller size for the Snow Cuff and pocket linings, which will need a 4oz skein of 3-ply Sheepswool in a matching shade … or contrasting. How about Scarlet?

This pattern may be found on pages 164-173 of Knitting Around.

This pattern was first published in Newsletter #5, Fall 1960.