Rita’s Aran Jacket by Rita Taylor
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Rita’s Aran Jacket

Knitting
October 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1190 - 1666 yards (1088 - 1523 m)
92 (102, 112) cm / 36 (40, 44)"
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This dropped shoulder jacket features a traditional aran cable design. The over-sized fit gives a modern, wearable air.

To Fit Bust:

92 (102, 112) cm / 36 (40, 44)”

Garment Measurements:

Chest: 97 (107, 117) cm / 38 (42, 46)”

Back Length: 74 cm / 29” (56 cm / 22” for short version)

Sleeve Length: 43 cm / 17”

Yarn:

Blacker Pure Shetland (DK; 109 m / 119 yds per 50g)
Katmogit (fawn); short version 10 (12, 14) balls; long version 12 (14, 16) balls

Gauge:

30 sts x 30 rows = 10 cm / 4” with the larger needles;
once blocked 22 sts x 25 rows = 10 cm / 4”

Always use a needle which results in the correct size after blocking.

Needles:

4.5 mm (US 7) - straight knitting needles
4 mm (US 6) - straight knitting needles

Notions:

darning needle, one button

Notes:

This garment is knitted flat and then seamed. There are slits at the sides and it may be knitted long or short and with or without sleeves. The sleeves are knitted from top to bottom and then set in. Each cable is set out separately, so stitch markers (scraps of coloured yarn will work best) are recommended until you get into the swing of it.

Level of difficulty:

Intermediate