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Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which ...

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Aran Winter Set

from Knitting Traditions
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Aran Winter Set
Aran Winter Set Scarf, Hat, & Mittens
Aran Winter Set Medallion Detail

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cable and read charts

Pattern Description:

Mittens, hat, and scarf comprise this cozy winter set. Made primarily of a cabled rib in the round, the pieces are enhanced by a cabled medallion which proclaims one's knitting prowess. The scarf is knitted circularly in two pieces which are joined in the center; two options for finishing the ends are included. The hat brim is worked flat, then sts are picked up around the long edge for the hat top. The mittens are also worked in the round. Charts and technique boxes are included.


Over Stockinette stitch (after blocking), 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" on larger needle.


  • Yarn: Sport-weight or light worsted-weight yarn; about 440 yds for scarf, 220 yds for hat, 220 yds for mittens.
  • Needles: For scarf: size US 5 (3.75 mm) in 12" or 16" (30 cm or 40 cm) circ ndl. For hat: size US 5 (3.75 mm) dpn and 16" circ ndl. For mittens: sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm) dpn, or size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle, stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle, sticky notes for keeping one's place on the chart

Suggested yarn:

880 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn: