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.

With RS facing and beg at edge of right front band, pick up and knit 31 (31, 33, 33, 36) sts along neck edge to shoulder, k22 (22, 26, 26, 28) held back neck sts, pick up and knit 31 (31, 33, 33, 36) sts along neck edge to end of left front band—84 (84, 92, 92, 100) sts total.