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An Aran for Frederick Knitting Pattern Download

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Though Captain Frederick Wentworth may not be Irish, this handsome captain, who stole Anne Elliot's heart before the beginning of Jane Austen's Persuasion, is certainly worthy of his own Aran sweater. This cabled pullover is worked in the round, with a "hybrid" yoke to highlight the Celtic flourish cable running up the center back and front, flanked by OXO and superimposed double wave cables, and Ensign's Braids (Ensigns were junior officers in the infantry and navy at the time, and Frederick would have been one when he first met Anne) running up the sleeves and along the shoulder saddles. This yoke style makes a flattering pullover for any man. To modernize, body and sleeves begin the cable patterns immediately, and it is finished with a simple rolled neck so as not to distract from this cable tour de force.

Finished Size: 37 ¼ (43 ½, 49, 53 ¼, 59 ½)" chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 43 ½".
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% wool; 140 yd [128 m]/50 g): #16 nest, 8 (10, 12, 14, 15) skeins.
Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 16" and 29" circular (cir) and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); locking markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 14 sts and 35 rows = 4" in St st on smallest needle, after blocking.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011