Traditional Aran elements get a contemporary lift from a vented hi-lo hem with double-deep ribbing at the back. Bronwyn is chock full of knitterly details: circular construction gives way to a seamed raglan yoke for added structure, tubular ribbing ensures durability and elasticity at the edges, and the cable motifs are thoughtfully aligned to help you memorize the pattern and avoid miscrosses. The fit is slightly oversized with a straight torso balanced by narrow sleeves; choose a size that will allow for movement over your hips. Use a classic neutral color to wear with anything — the sample is knit in Woodsmoke — or consider changing the look entirely by splashing out with a bright hue like Hayloft or Tartan.
- 1170 (1245, 1355, 1490, 1605, 1805, 2000) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 9 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in color Woodsmoke
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 18 stitches & 26 rows = 4″ in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 88 (88, 88, 102, 102, 102, 116)-stitch panel from Chart A measures 14¼ (14¼, 14¼, 16¼, 16¼, 16¼, 18¾)” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 46-stitch panel from Chart B measures 8¼” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain garter stitch gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size B (for Ribbing)
- One each 24″ and 32″ circular needles and one set of DPNs*, three sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
- One 32″ circular needle and one set of DPNs*, one size smaller than Size B
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).
Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.
- 36 (37¾, 40½, 44½, 48, 52½, 57½)” [91.5 (96, 103, 113, 122, 133.5, 146) cm] circumference at bust
- Intended Ease: + 4–5″ [10–12.5 cm]
- Sample shown is size 37¾” [96 cm] with 4¾” [12 cm] ease on model
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Flat Knitting; odd number of stitches)
- 1×1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)
- Sloped Bind Off
- 1×1 Tubular Bind Off
- Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)