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Free Knitting Pattern: Aran Pullover Sweater

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Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: kfw-aran
Rating: **2.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Directions are for size petite (37 inches), small (41 inches) medium (45 inches), large (49 inches), 1X (53 inches) and 2X (57 inches)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool® (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool,13% Acrylic,9% Rayon; package size: 8 oz (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)

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•  150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural
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Aran Pullover Sweater

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®

GAUGE:

In Beaded Rib Pat on larger ndls, 18 sts * 24 rows = 4 inches [10 cm];
In Garter St on larger ndls, 15 sts = 4 inches [10 cm]. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

SPECIAL STITCHES

• Garter St = k every row.
• Stock St or St st = k RS rows, p WS rows.
• 4/8 st Right Cross Cable (4/8-st RC) = Slip the next 2/4 sts onto a cable ndl and hold in back of work, k next 2/4 sts off the left-hand ndl, k the 2/4 sts off cable ndl.
• 4/8-st Left Cross Cable (4/8-st LC) = Slip the next 2/4 sts onto a cable ndl and hold in front of work, k next 2/4 sts off the left-hand ndl, k the 2/4 sts off cable ndl.
• 1 x 1 Ribbing (worked over an odd number of sts): Row 1 (WS): *P 1, k 1; rep from * across, end p 1. Row 2 (RS): *K 1, p 1; rep from * across, end k 1. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 1 x 1 ribbing.
• Beaded Rib Pat (worked over an odd number of sts): Row 1 (WS): *P 1, k 1; rep from * across, end p 1. Row 2 (RS): K across. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Beaded Rib Pat.
• Large Cable (worked over 8 sts): Rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 (WS): P 8. Row 2: Work 8-st RC/LC. Rows 4, 6 and 8: K 8. Rep Rows 1-8 for Large Cable Pat.
• Honeycomb Pat (worked over 29 sts): Row 1 (WS): (P 4, k 1) 5 times, p 4. Row 2: (4-st RC, p 1, 4-st LC, p 1) twice, 4-st RC, p 1, 4-st LC. Row 3: Rep Row 1. Row 4: (K 4, p 1) 5 times, k 4. Row 5: Rep Row 1. Row 6: (4-st LC, p 1, 4-st RC, p 1) twice, 4-st LC, p 1, 4-st RC. Row 7: Rep Row 1. Row 8: Rep Row 4. Rep Rows 1-8 for Honeycomb Pat.
• Moss Diamond Pat (worked over 9 sts): Row 1 (WS): P 4, k 1, p 4. Row 2: K 3, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 3. Row 3: P 2, (k 1, p 1) twice, k 1, p 2. Row 4: (K 1, p 1) 4 times, k 1. Row 5: (K 1, p 1) 4 times, k 1. Row 6: Rep Row 4. Row 7: Rep Row 3. Row 8: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1-8 for Moss Diamond Pat.

NOTES:

To inc, k and p in same st. To dec, k 2 sts tog. Work whatever is inside the parentheses ( ) for as many times as stated. Slip stitch markers as you work to mark patterns.

SWEATER
BACK: Ribbing: With smaller ndls, cast on 85 ( 95, 103, 113, 121, 131) sts. Keeping 1 st at each end in St st as selvedges for seaming, work in 1 x 1 Ribbing for 3", ending with a WS row.
Next row (RS): K across.

Body: Change to larger ndls and beg Beaded Rib pat, keeping first and last sts in St st. Work in Beaded Rib pat until work meas 20½ (20½, 21, 21, 21½, 22) inches above ribbing, checking that piece meas 18½ ( 20½, 22½, 24½, 26 ½, 28½) inches wide, not counting first and last sts, ending with a RS row. Shape Back neck: Maintaining pat, work first 26,( 31, 33, 38, 39, 44) sts, bind off next 33 ( 33, 37, 37,43, 43) sts for center Back, work rem 26 ( 31, 33, 38, 39, 44) sts. Keeping to pat, attach a separate strand of yarn to other side and work both shoulders at the same time, binding off 2 sts from each neck edge once over next 2 rows, then dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row. Cont in pat on rem 23 (28, 30, 35, 36, 41) sts each side until Back meas 21½ (21½, 22, 22, 22½, 23) inches above ribbing. Bind off.

FRONT: Cast on 85 ( 93,101, 109,117,125) sts and work Ribbing same as for Back, ending with a WS row.

Body:

Next Row (RS): K first 8 (12, 8,12, 8, 12) sts, place a marker (pm) onto ndl, * k 1 ( 1, 3, 3, 5, 5), pm, (inc in next st, k 1) twice, inc in next st, pm, k 1 (1, 3, 3, 5, 5), pm, k next 9 sts, pm, k 1(1, 3, 3, 5, 5), pm, (inc in next st, k 1) twice, inc in next st, pm, k 1 (1, 3, 3, 5, 5), pm, * (k 1, inc in next st, k 1, p 1) 5 times, k 1, inc in next st, k 1, pm, rep from * to * k rem 8 ( 12, 8, 12, 8, 12) sts -- 103 (111, 119, 127, 135, 143) sts.
Next Row (WS): Change to larger ndls, maintaining first and last sts in St st, beg Beaded Rib pat over next 7 (11, 7, 11, 7, 11) sts, * garter st over next 1 (1, 3, 3, 5, 5) sts, beg Large 8-st RC Cable, garter st over next 1 (1, 3, 3, 5, 5) sts, beg Moss Diamond pat over next 9 sts, garter st over next 1 ( 1, 3, 3, 5, 5) sts, beg Large 8-st LC Cable, garter st over next 1 (1, 3, 3, 5, 5) sts *, beg Honeycomb pat over next 29 sts; rep from * to *, ending with beg Beaded Rib pat over next 7 (11, 7, 11, 7, 11) sts working rem selvedge st in St st. Keeping to est pats, work until piece meas 18½ (18½, 19,19, 19½, 20) inches above ribbing, end with a RS row.

Shape Front neck: Maintaining all pats, work first 43 ( 47, 51, 55, 58, 62) sts, bind off next 17 (17, 17, 17, 19, 19) sts for center Front, work rem 43 (47, 51, 55, 58, 62) sts. Keeping to est pats, attach a separate strand of yarn to other side and working both shoulders at the same time, bind off 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5) sts from each neck edge once over next 2 rows, 3 sts 0 ( 0, once, oncem twice, twice) from each neck edge over next 0 (0, (2, 2, 4, 4) rows and 2 sts 4 (4, 3, 3, 2, 2) times over next 8 (8, 6, 6, 4, 4) rows, then dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row and every other row 3 times total. Cont in pats on rem 28 (32, 34, 38, 40, 44) sts each side until Front meas same as Back. Bind off, working 2 sts together 5 (4, 4, 3, 4, 3) times above cables, thereby finding off 23 (28, 30, 35, 36, 41) sts which will correspond to Back shoulders..

NECKBAND: Sew left shoulder tog. With RS facing and smaller ndls, pick up and k 43 (43, 47, 47, 53, 53) sts around Back neck and 55 (55, 59, 59, 61, 61) sts around Front neck, evenly spaced, casting on 1 extra st at end -- 99 (99, 107, 107, 115, 115) sts. Work in 1 x 1 rib with a St st selvedge at first and last sts until neckband meas 1½". Bind off. Sew right shoulder, including sides of neckband, tog.

SLEEVES:
Ribbing:
With smaller ndls, cast on 43 (45, 47, 49, 51, 53) sts and work as for Back Ribbing for 2", ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): K across.
Body: Change to larger ndls and beg Beaded Rib pat, maintaining first and last sts in St st. AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at each end (after first and before last selvedge st) every other row 0 (0, 0, 0, 0, 2) times, every 4th row 15 (12, 18, 15, 23, 22) times, then every 6th row 7 (9, 4, 6, 0, 0) times, working inc'd sts into pat. Work even in pat on 87 (87, 91, 91, 97, 101) sts until Sleeve meas 18 (18, 17,17, 16, 16)" above ribbing. Bind off.

FINISHING: Block pieces, if desired. Mark side edges of Front and Back 9½ (9½, 10, 10, 10½, 11)" from shoulder seams for armholes. Sew top edge of Sleeves to armholes between markers. Sew side and Sleeve seams.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
meas = measure(s) ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sk = skip
sl = slip sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: **2.0 (based on 3 reviews)
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Aran Pullover Sweater Reviewed by Danielle Jolette on 2013-12-17 **
The shoulders of this pattern turned our really disappointing. I would supplement another pattern for the shoulders and sleeves to fix the problem.


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