Alex's Aran Pattern


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Knitting: Alex's Aran
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to work a cable

Pattern Description:

A number of years ago my youngest nephew pointed out that I had never knitted a sweater for him (he doesn't remember the baby sweater!). He picked the color, I picked the cables. He's outgrown it now, but the result is a very nice sweater suitable for men and women.

The sweater is a modified drop shoulder silhouette, knitted from the top down from the shoulder saddle. Knitted flat to the bottom of the armholes, then knitted in the round. Sleeves are also knitted in the round, from the top down. Finishing is minimal and sleeve and body lengths can easily be adjusted as you knit.

Our sample is knitted in "Autumn" worsted weight yarn.


5 sts/7.5 rows = 1 inch in reverse stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" finished chest measurements


  • Size US 7 needles, 16", 32" circular and double points, cable needle
  • Worsted Weight yarn 1100-1760 yards

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Black Water Abbey Yarns



About Designer

About Designer

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Marilyn King is the owner of Black Water Abbey Yarns, an on-line yarn shop that sells yarn imported from Ireland. To meet the requests of her customers, she began designing knitting patterns for the yarn, focusing on Aran and cable knitting.
Marilyn also teaches knitting classes around the country.

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