Welcome Back, Old Friend by Kathy Zimmerman
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Welcome Back, Old Friend

August 2000
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Double-twist rib pattern on larger needles, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1890 - 2310 yards (1728 - 2112 m)
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

This pattern was--for a while--available for free from the Knitting Daily website. It is now available for sale in downloadable PDF format from the Knitting Daily Online Store

From Interweave Knits, Fall 2000: “Pulling on your favorite sweater on the first frosty morning of fall is like welcoming back an old friend,” says Kathy Zimmerman, who designed this unisex wool-silk pullover based on the qualities the customers at her yarn shop (Kathy’s Kreations in Ligonier, Pennsylvania) seem to look for in sweaters/friends. The bold Aran braids and twists combined with the rustic tweed yarn give the pullover a casual look; the roomy proportions make it comfortable to wear, and the mock T-neck adds warmth.

Size Information:
- Finished bust/chest: 40 (47, 54)“/101.5 (119.5, 137)”

Additional Gauge Information:

  • 26-stitch enclosed cable pattern = 3.5”/9 cm
  • 30-stitch Saxon braid pattern = 4.5”/11.5 cm

Additional Materials Required:

  • US 6 (4.00 mm) circular needle, 16”/40 cm long
  • cable needle
  • stitch markers and holders
  • tapestry needle

Charts Included:

  • Saxon braid (38 rows)
  • Enclosed cable patter (18 rows)
  • Double twist rib (4 rows)