Aran Cuffs by Linda Marveng

Aran Cuffs

January 2012
Mostly Merino Light Sportweight
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Reversed stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
455 - 639 yards (416 - 584 m)
S (M, L)
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Inspired by a pair of avant-garde cuffs by Yohji Yamamoto, seen at an exhibition at the V&A in London, is this considerably smaller and more practical version. The Aran Cuffs are adorned by braids divided by reverse stocking stitch. For extra drama, pleats are made using a cable needle for a narrower wrist part. The cuffs are worked in the round in a lovely merino and wool mixture yarn. Why not wear the Aran cuffs with a contrast colored cardigan like the Folded Cardigan.

Sizes: S (M, L)
Shown in size Small
Skill level Intermediate

Finished Measurements:
Length: 28 cm/11”
Top width: 25 (30, 35) cm/10 (12, 14)“
Bottom width: 45 (54, 63) cm/17.75 (21.25, 25)”

Yarn: Mostly Merino Light-Sport weight (77% Merino Wool, 23% Mohair, 55 g, 229 m/250 yds). Sample is knitted in Pansy.
Unfortunately, the yarn has been discontinued but can be replaced by for example:
Pickles Merino Bliss (70% Merino Superwash Wool, 20% Mohair, 10% Superwash Wool, 50 g, 190 m/208 yds) or
Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk, Sølje (100% Peltwool, 100 g, 350 m/383 yds)
Or another sport weight yarn.
2 (3, 3) skeins: 416 (500, 584) m/455 (547, 639) yds.

Needles: 3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (40 cm/16”)
3 mm/US 2.5 Double Pointed Needles
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.

Notions: Cable needle and yarn needle.

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rnds in reverse st st measures 10 cm/4” square.

Notes: Each cuff is worked in the round. The braid is worked from cast on edge to bind off, but the reverse stockinette stitches are reduced by making pleats at the wrist part using a cable needle.

OBS! Det blir lagt til 25% MVA for mønsterkjøpere i Norge.

Errata for book pattern: The chart begins with p7, correct for beg of round but the actual repeat is p14, k12.
1. rnd: p7, k12, p14, k12; rep from to last 7 sts, p7.