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Design Your Own Aran Sweater


Choose a group of three or four stitch patterns (cables, diamonds, bobbles, etc…) to create a richly textured and pleasing design for a cardigan or a pullover that fits. Discover some great process tricks to free yourself from constantly looking at instructions. The traditional structures are a lot easier than they look! We will work in the round wherever possible, using illustrations and charts from many sources. There will be options for different ribbings and neck opening details. We could also explore shaping and the possibility of using steeks at the armholes and neck for those interested. Enjoy creating your own unique design in a supportive atmosphere!

Prerequisite: Knitting II, or equivalent
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Suzette Jones
Date: Thursdays, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Materials Required:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (gauge 4-5 sts/inch). Pick a color you love and enough yardage for your size. Some suggestions are: Valley Yarns Northampton, Cascade Yarns 220, Plymouth Yarn Homestead, and Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
  • Needles in a size to fit your yarn. You'll need a 32" and 16" circular, and a set of 6" double pointed needles. Make sure to test the needle size in your swatch.
  • 1 Cable needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Yarn needle
  • Locking stitch markers
  • Knit and Crochet Tool Kit
  • Notebook, pencil, and eraser
  • A calculator (or use your phone)
  • Bring a garment that you like the fit of to measure
  • Books: There are many books on Aran patterns. Bring any you have that interest you. Recommended Text: Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore


  1. Knit a 6" x 6" swatch,starting in 2x2 ribbing (K2, P2). After two inches of ribbing, work two or more of the cables and/or bobbles you might be interested in putting your sweater using the yarn and needle size you have chosen. If you haven't decided on some stitch patterns, pick a couple that appeal to you. You can re-think them for your sweater. Don't cut off the yarn - it can be unravelled and used in your sweater once you measure your gauge. Bring it to the first class.

When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.

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