Inspired by the grassy plains, curving rivers, and rugged mountains of the Irish landscape, Aran sweaters have a long history. Many believe they hail from the days of family clans and sailors washed ashore. The Brigid Jacket pays homage to those traditional Aran cardigans as well as the duffle coats of the 1970s and 1980s (themselves a new interpretation of their time). This cropped version features an updated color, large cables up the fronts, a wide-rib buttonband, and three bold buttons, complementing the organic and rustic look. This pattern is only available as part of the book Vintage Modern Knits.
Gift Kit includes Vintage Modern Knits by C. Kelley & K. G. Osborn (pattern inside) and selected yarn. For Ball Winding services click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Terra by Fibre Company (40% Merino Wool / 40% Alpaca / 20% Silk; 100g/196yds): 8 (9, 10, 12, 13) Skeins
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/190yds): 8 (9, 10, 12, 13) Skeins While Lamb's Pride Worsted does not exhibit the tweedy thick & thin of Terra, it is a beautifully heathered yarn with a touch of mohair that creates striations down the grain. It will not be as soft as Terra, but is a great economical alternative that will serve you well for years to come.
NEEDLES: Size US 8 / 5.0mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Cable needle, Stitch markers, stitch holder, Tapestry needle, 1.5" buttons-total of 3
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
SIZE: S (M, L, XL, XXL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" shown with 4 inches of positive ease.
YARDAGE: 784 - 1274 yds
Jacket images courtesy of Interweave Press