Wash's Sweater by Don Yarman

Wash's Sweater

September 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1350 - 1500 yards (1234 - 1372 m)
42 Long
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Wash’s Sweater (aka Big Damn Sweater and The Washburne) is a project of Big Damn Knitters, the Ravelry group for fans of the TV series Firefly and the spin-off movie Serenity.

The goal was to recreate a sweater worn by the character Wash in two of the series episodes -- “Out of Gas” and “The Message.”

Pattern is written to fit men’s size 42 long. For alternate sizes, add or subtract stitches from the sweater’s Double Moss Stitch side panels. Body and sleeves can be knit longer or shorter as desired.

There are three PDFs associated with the design.

  1. serenity_cable.pdf (Chart B) Part of both patterns, for printing on legal size paper
  2. wash_aran.pdf: traditional Aran style, with pieces knit flat and sewn together
  3. wash_gansey.pdf: seamless gansey style, with pieces knit in the round