Rita’s Aran Jacket:
Level of difficulty: intermediate and ambitious
knitters will enjoy!
This is aran, so it uses cables, but apart from a little
practice and good counting none of the four attractive
patterns are difficult. Each is set out separately so
stitch markers (scraps of coloured yarn will work best)
will be essential until you get into the swing of it.
The dropped shoulder jacket is stylish, loose and
swinging, avoiding the “lumpiness” of some aran
designs. There are slits at the sides and it may be
knitted long or short and with or without sleeves. The
sleeves are knitted downwards. It is finished with a
single large button as a feature: you can leave this out
if you wish. We used one from Dixie Nicholls on our
sample, but it would also work well with turned wood,
coconut bark or a brooch.
Pattern no longer available.