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Aran Vest II

Directions are for sizes 38, 40, 42, 44, and 46


Materials Used:
Size 5 and 8 knitting needles.
Size: 38 40 42 44 46
10 10 12 12 12 oz. DK wool
With size 8 needles—9 sts to 2 inches; 6 rows to 1 inch

Stitches Used:
C2R (Cross 2 Right): sl next st onto cable needle and C2L (Cross 2 Left): sl next st onto cable needle and
hold at back of work, k next st from left–hand needle, hold at front of work, k next st from left–hand needle,
then k st from cable needle then k st from cable needle
T2B (Twist 2 Back): sl next st onto cable needle and T2F (Twist 2 Front): sl next st onto cable needle and
hold at back of work, k next st from left–hand needle, hold at front of work, p next st from left–hand needle,
the p st from cable needle then k st from cable needle
T4B (Twist 4 Back): sl next 2 sts onto cable needle T4F (Twist 4 Front): sl next 2 sts onto cable needle
and hold at back of work, k next 2 sts from left–hand and hold at front of work, p next 2 sts from left–hand
needle, then p sts from cable needle needle, then k sts from cable needle
C4B (Cable 4 Back): sl next 2 sts onto cable needle C4F (Cable 4 Front): sl next 2 sts onto cable needle
and hold at back of work, k next 2 sts from left–hand and hold at front of work, k next 2 sts from left–hand
needle, then k sts from cable needle needle, then k sts from cable needle

Panels:

Cable with a Twist Arrowhead Twist


1st and every alternate row (wrong side): p4 1st row (wrong side): p1 tbl, k1, p1, k3, p2, k3, p1, k1, p1
2nd and 4th rows: k4 tbl
6th, 8th, 10th, 12, and 14th rows: C4F 2nd row: k1 tbl, T2B, p3, C2R, p3, T2F, k1 tbl
16th and 18th rows: k4 3th row: p2, [k4, p2] twice
4th row: T2B, p3, C2R, C2L, p3, T2F
5th row: k5, p4, k5
6th row: p4, T2B, [k1 tbl] twice, T2F, p4
7th row: k4, p1, k1, [p1 tbl] twice, k1, p1, k4
8th row: p3, C2R, p1, [k1 tbl] twice, p1, C2L, p3
9th row: k3, p2, k1, [p1 tbl] twice, k1, p2, k3
10th row: p2, T2B, k1 tbl, p1, [k1 tbl] twice, p1, k1 tbl,
Cable with a Braid T2F, p2
1st row (wrong side): [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice 11th row: k2, p1, k1, p1 tbl, k1 [p1 tbl] twice, k1, p1 tbl,
2nd row: k2, p2, T4F, c4f, t4b P2, K2 k1 ,p1, k2
3rd row: p2, k4, p8, k4, p2 12th row: p1, C2R, p1, k1 tbl, p1, [k1 tbl] twice, p1, k1 tbl,
4th row: k2, p4, [c4b] twice, p4, k2 p1, C2L p1
5th row: p2, k4, p8, k4, p2 13th row: k1, p2, k1, p1 tbl, k1, p2, k1, p1 tbl, k1 p2, k1
6th row: k2, p2, T4B, C4F, T4F, p2, k2 14th row: T2B, k1 tbl, p1 k1 tbl, C2R, C2L, k1 tbl p1, k1
7th row: [p2, k2] twice, p4, [k2, p2] twice tbl, T2F
8th row: k2, T4B, p2, k4, p2, T4F, k2 15th row: p1, k1, p1 tbl, k1, p6, k1, p1 tbl, k1, p1
9th row: p4, [k4, p4] twice 16th row: [k1 tbl, p1] twice, T2B, k2, T2F, [p1, k1 tbl]
10th row: C4F, p4, k4, p4, C4F twice
11th row: p4, [k4, p4] twice 17th row: [p1 tbl, k1] twice, p1, k1, p2, k1 p1, [k1, p1 tbl]
12th row: k4, p4, C4F, p4, k4 twice
13th row: p4, [k4, p4] twice 18th row: k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl, T2B, p1 C2R, p1, T2F, k1 tbl,
14th row: C4F, p4, k4, p4, C4F p1, k1 tbl
15th row: p4, [k4, p4] twice 19th row: p1 tbl, k1, p2, [k2, p2] twice, k1, p1 tbl
16th row: k2, T4F, p2, k4, p2, T4B, k2 20th row: k1 tbl, p1, T2B, p2, k2, p2, T2F, p1, k1 tbl
Back
With smaller size needles cast on 84–88–92–96–100 sts
k1 and p1 in ribbing for 3 inches, increasing on last row 2–2–2–4–4 sts.
Change to larger size needles and
k 4–4–5–6–7, Cable with a Twist, k 5–6–6–7–8, Arrowhead Twist, k 6–7–8–9–9, Cable with a Braid, k 6–7–8–9–9, Arrowhead
Twist, k 5–6–6–7–8, Cable with a Twist, k 4–4–5–6–7
Continue working panels throughout, and reverse st st between panels
Work to 15 inches or desired length from start, end on wrong side

Armholes
Cast off at beg of next 2 rows 5 sts
Dec 1 st each side every other row 6 times
Continue working in pattern on 64–68–72–78–82 sts to 10–10 12 –11–11 12 –12 inches straight above underarm end on wrong side.

Shoulders Cast off at beg of next 2 rows 6–7–8–8–9 sts


Cast off at beg of next 4 rows 7–7–7–8–8 sts
Slip to a holder for back of next the remaining 24–26–28–30–32 sts

Front
Work same as Back to underarm, end on wrong side

Armholes
Cast off at beg of next 2 rows 5 sts
Dec Row–Right side: sskfor armhole dec, work 34–36–38–40–42 sts k2tog for neck dec, slip next st to a safety pin, join
another ball of yarn, ssk for neck dec, work to last 2 sts, k2 tog for armhole dec.
Repeat armhole decs every other row 5 times
And At Same Time dec 1 st at each neck edge every 4th row 2–6–9–9–10 times,
then dec 1 st at same edges every 6th row 9–6–4–4–4 times.
Work on 20–21–22-24–25 sts to match back armhole.

Shoulders
Cast off at each armhole edge 6–7–8–8–9 sts
Cast off at each armhole edge 7–7–7–8–8 sts twice

Neckband
Seam left shoulder. With smaller size needles on right side k across sts on back holder, pick up and knit 46–48–50–53–55
sts along left edge of neck, k st from pin and mark for center st, pick up and k along right neck edge 47–49–51–53–55 sts.
k1 and p1 in ribbing across row on 118–124–130–136–142 sts taking care to always k the center st on right side and p1 it on
wrong side work in k1 and p1 ribbing, decreasing 1 st each side of center st every other row for 1 inch.
Bind off in ribbing. Seam right shoulder joining neckband.

Armhole Bands
With smaller size needles on right side pick up and K 112–118–124–132–136 sts all along armhole edge.
K1 and P1 in ribbing for 1 inch. Bind off in ribbing.
Sew underarm seams.