Turas by Irina Anikeeva


September 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1400 - 1500 yards (1280 - 1372 m)
72.5”/184 cm length. 17.25”/44 cm width.
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This pattern is part of NAUTICAL Accessories Collection. You can purchase all patterns in this collection as a print book with e-book combo at irmiandesign.com

This cozy blanket wrap I name Turas, which means “journey” in Irish. It features a bold celtic cable in the center, worked on a reverse stockinette background. A Tubular cast-on and bind-off with deep ribbed hems and cable edging, provide a contemporary take on traditional Aran patterning.
The worsted weight yarn crisply defines the alternating panels of twisting cables and honeycomb stitch. This wrap is luxuriously long, but the length can be easily altered by working more or fewer pattern repeats.

Finished Measurements
72.5”/184 cm length.
17.25”/44 cm width.
Measurements are taken after blocking.

Approximately 1490 yds/1362 m of aran weight yarn.
8 skeins of Cascade Longwood (100% Merino Wool, 191
yds/175 m in 3.5 oz/100 g); #15 Green Olive.

Size US 8/5 mm and US 6/4 mm straight or circular needles
24-32”/60-80 cm long, or size to obtain gauge.
Optional second US 6/4 mm circular needle 24-32”/60-80 cm
long for Tubular Cast On.
While gauge is not critical for this project, different gauge can
affect the size and overall yardage.

Cable needle, waste yarn, crochet hook G/4 mm for
Provisional Cast On, tapestry needle.

25 stitches and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm on size US 8/5 mm needles
in Cable Chart, after blocking.

Construction Notes
• This wrap is worked flat from one narrow edge to the
• Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of

Skill Level