Traditional Aran Gansey by Alice Starmore
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Traditional Aran Gansey

January 1989
Aran (8 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in moss stitch on 5mm needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1872 - 1950 yards (1712 - 1783 m)

Rated for experienced knitters.

Size information

  • to fit chest 38”/97cm: finished chest 43”/110cm, length 27”/69cm, sleeve 19”/48.5cm
  • to fit chest 40”/102cm: finished chest 45”/115cm, length 27.5”/70cm, sleeve 19.5”/49.5cm
  • to fit chest 42”/107cm: finished chest 47”/119cm, length 28”/71cm, sleeve 19.5”/49.5cm
  • to fit chest 44”/112cm: finished chest 49”/125cm, length 28.5”/72.5cm, sleeve 20”/51cm

Yarn requirements

24 balls for three smaller sizes, 25 balls for largest size. Each ball assumed to be 78yds and 50g. No specific yarn recommended, simply “standard Aran yarn”.

Other materials needed

  • cable needle
  • stitch holders