Celtic Plait Aran by Claudia Krisniski
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Celtic Plait Aran

Knitting
June 1998
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
1800 - 2000 yards (1646 - 1829 m)
one written, instructions to vary
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This Aran sweater is knit untraditionally (but easily) in the round. The sizing can be changed by using a different yarn or eliminating (or adding!) some double seed stitch in the patterning, and since one starts with the sleeves, there is no need to knit a gauge swatch…the sleeve becomes your swatch. A generous 56” size is offered and options for changing are noted.

Circumference (or 2 x inches across chest at underarm):56”
Length of Sweater from Shoulder to Hem….. 30
Depth of armhole (aka Raglan Depth)…..10”
Sleeve length…..17” (16” anticipating some stretch)
Side Length or Side seam 30-10=20” but anticipating some stretch again…..19”
Width of Neck…..8 1/2 ”
Depth of Neck……2.25 ”

Gauge:
4 1/2 STS=1” in stockinette stitch on # 7 needles
5 STS=1” in pattern at the top of the sleeve
6 rounds = 1 ”

Needles:
double points #5 and #7
16” circular # 5 and # 7
32” circular # 5 and # 7

Yarn: 1800-2000 yards (9-10…..4-oz skeins at 200 yards each) heavy worsted weight wool