Tree of Life Aran by Brinion Heaton

Tree of Life Aran

Knitting
January 1986
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in aran pattern on size 7 needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1700 - 1870 yards (1554 - 1710 m)
To fit 32-34", 36-38", 40-42", 44-46" chest
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Sizes:
Comes in 4 sizes: to fit 32-34”, 36-38”, 40-42” and 44-46” chest. Actual chest size: 41 1/4”, 45”, 49 1/2”, 54”.

Yarn:
19-22 50g balls of aran weight yarn, dependent on size knitted.

Notions:
3 x 2.5cm buttons.

Two famous aran patterns are used in this cardigan: the Tree of Life and Chain Cable. The Tree of Life is an ancient religous symbol which is also said to represent family connections; the Chain Cable is related to the honeycomb pattern, a very old traditional pattern.