granite island by Lori Versaci
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granite island

Knitting
November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in moss stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1400 - 2050 yards (1280 - 1875 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) for bust measurement 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42)(44-46, 48-50, 52-54)"/ 71-76 (81-86, 92-97, 102-107)(112-117, 122-127, 132-137)cm
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Inspired by my summer on Vinalhaven Island in Maine, Granite Island is a modern take on the traditional sweater coat. Knit in The Fibre Co.’s extraordinary new yarn, Arranmore, I was immediately drawn to the colorway, Glenveagh Castle, which reminded me of the granite found on the island.

Replete with big pockets and a large shawl collar, it is the type of garment that you will want to wear all winter long — inside and out! Despite being knit in Aran weight yarn, the coat is surprisingly light weight and lacks the expected bulk of many sweaters knit from bulky yarns. The sweater’s A-line shaping makes it flattering for just about everyone, the Moss stitch pattern enhances the beautiful donegal tweed coloring and the combination of cashmere and silk with merino creates a luxe and cozy fabric.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Approx 4”/10cm positive ease when buttoned)
34 ¼ (37 ¾, 42 ¼, 45 ¾)(50 ¼ , 53 ¾, 58 ¼)“/87 (96, 107.5, 116)(127.5, 136.5, 148)cm (closed)

LENGTH
27 (27 ½, 28, 28 ½)(29, 29 ½, 30)“/68.5 (70, 71, 72.5)(73.5, 75, 76)cm

YARN

  • The Fibre Co. Arranmore 80% merino wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere; 175 yds/160m per 100g skein: 8 (9, 9, 10)(11, 11, 12) skeins or
  • Bulky weight yarn: 1400 (1450, 1550, 1675)(1775, 1925, 2050) yds/1275 (1325, 1425, 1525)(1625, 1750, 1875)m

NEEDLES
Size 9 US (5.5mm) and 10 US (6mm) straight and 32”/80cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE
14 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm using larger needles in Moss Stitch (blocked). Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Back, Fronts, Sleeves and Pockets are worked bottom-up, then sewn together. Neckline is picked up and collar is worked.