Simplicity Aran Sweater by Janet Szabo
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Simplicity Aran Sweater

September 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Sand Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1250 - 3000 yards (1143 - 2743 m)
XXS, XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X
Errata available: See note below

Janet’s pattern is lush with cables and there’s no seaming. Best of all, she’s provided sizing up to 3X! Once you practice and master the cable pattern, you’re ready to knit up this lovely aran.

Level of Experience: Intermediate

Sizes: XXS (XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements:
Saddle length: 4 (5, 5, 5, 6ΒΌ, 6ΒΌ, 7Β½, 8Β½)”
Cross-shoulder measurement: 15 (17, 17, 17, 19Β½, 19Β½, 22 , 24)”
Neck width: 7”
Armhole depth from center of saddle: 7Β½ (8, 8Β½, 9, 9Β½, 10, 10Β½, 11)”
Length to underarm: 19”
Sleeve length to underarm: 21 (20, 19, 18Β½, 17Β½, 17, 16, 15Β½)”
Chest at Underarm: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)”
Finished Length: 27” (Note: because of the nature of the center cable panel, each size is worked to the same overall length)

Stonehedge Fiber Mill SHEPHERD’S WOOL (4 oz/113g, 250 yd/229 m, 100% merino wool):
5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins # Pewter
One pair each size 5 and 7 (3ΒΎ and 4Β½mm) needles or size to obtain correct gauge
One 16”(40mm) size 6 (4mm) circular needle
One set of 4 size 5 (3ΒΎmm) double pointed needles
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Tapestry needle

In Sand Stitch using larger needles, 22 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Construction Notes
This sweater is worked from the top down. Each section is picked up from the previous section. A combination of both flat knitting and in-the-round knitting is used. When the sweater is complete, the only finishing required is to darn in any yarn ends. No seaming is necessary.

Errata: The specified gauge should be 22 stitches and 28 rows to 4” over Sand stitch.

The instructions for the 7-stitch closing decrease should read “Slip next 4 sts to RH needle … ” and continue from there.