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Inish

Knitting
November 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on largest needles; 16 sts and 26 rows = 4" / 10 cm in seed stitch on largest needles; average gauge of charted cable patterns is about 27.5 sts = 4" / 10 cm on largest needles.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1600 - 1800 yards (1463 - 1646 m)
40 (44, 48)" / 101.5 (112, 122) cm chest circumference

Jacket is knit in two cable patterns, combined in a simple sequence. Sizing is like traditional Aran sweaters, by altering the number of stitches in the seed-stitch panels, so the cable design is not disturbed.

Lower body is worked in one piece to the armholes, then back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Collar is worked as a continuation of the charted section of each front, then joined at center back neck using three-needle bind-off. Sleeves are worked in the round from cuffs upward, then attached to the body by binding off the live sleeve sts together with stitches picked up around the armhole opening using three-needle bind-off method.

Fit: Standard (2-4” / 5-10 cm)

Measurements:

  • Chest: 40 (44, 48)” / 101.5 (112, 122) cm
  • Length: 21 (22.5, 23.75)” / 53 (57, 60.5) cm

Yarn: 8 (8, 9) skeins Harrisville New England Knitter’s Highland (100% wool; about 200 yd / 183 m = 100 g). Shown in #28 Iris.

Needles:

  • Body and sleeves: US 7 / 4.5 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles.
  • Lower edge and front border: US 5 / 3.75 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles.
  • Cuffs: US 4 / 3.5 mm. set of four double-pointed needles.

Notions:

  • Stitch markers - several different colors recommended
  • Cable needle
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders
  • Three 3/8” / 1 cm buttons

Techniques (included in book)

  • Chart reading
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Backward-loop increase
  • Pick up by knitting