I Heart Aran by Tanis Lavallee

I Heart Aran

April 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
900 - 1400 yards (823 - 1280 m)
Bust: 32½ (34½, 36½, 38½, 40½, 44, 48, 53½, 57, 61)”
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This pattern was updated with extended sizing in 2021. #sizeinclusive.

For me, a cozy aran sweater is an all season staple. I can wear it all winter long, and even throw it on during cool summer nights at the beach. In this pullover I’ve combined several of my favourite cozy sweater elements: a generous shawl collar, a smart button detail and of course, a graphic cable panel to really draw the eye in. This design is my love letter to aran knits; the sweetheart cable that runs up the front of the sweater, flanked by rows of X’s and O’s lets everyone know that I really do heart aran.

This sweater is knit in pieces and then seamed. Stitches are picked up around the neck opening and the shawl collar is knit on in one piece using short rows for shaping.

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions for the cable. Cable is on front of sweater only.

Finished bust: 32½ (34½, 36½, 38½, 40½, 44, 48, 53½, 57, 61)”
Adult sample shown with zero positive ease.

17 stitches and 26 rows = 4” square in stockinette stitch on larger needles, knit flat, measured after blocking.

Recommended Needles
4.5mm and 5mm needles, straight or circular; pieces are knit flat and then seamed.
4.5mm and 5mm 24” (or longer) circular needle for collar.
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Tanis Fiber Arts PureWash Worsted Weight yarn (113 g = 205 yds)
Approximate yardage: 925 (990,1035, 1100, 1200,1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700) yds of aran weight yarn.

Additional Tools and Materials
Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers, 1, 1” button.