Brigid Jacket by Courtney Kelley

Brigid Jacket

January 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
800 - 1300 yards (732 - 1189 m)
About 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" (91.5 [101.5, 112, 122, 132] cm) bust circumference.
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Inspired by the grassy plains, curving rivers, and rugged
mountains of the Irish landscape, Aran sweaters have a long
history. Many believe they harken from the days of family clans
and sailors washed ashore—you can purchase a “historical”
Aran sweater named for a particular family or clan. However,
all of these designs were most likely created by a single knitter
for the tourist trade. The Brigid Jacket pays homage to
those traditional Aran cardigans as well as the duffle coats of
the 1970s and 1980s (themselves a new interpretation of their
time). This cropped version features an updated color, large
cables up the fronts, a wide-rib buttonband, and three bold
buttons, complementing the organic and rustic look.