The elegant Miss Anne Elliot merits her own pretty pullover, with empire-style waist shaping and a variety of twisted stitch patterns to keep you interested. Elegant Ribbing accentuates the waist shaping, while budding (bobbling) vines wind their way up front, back, and sleeves, recalling Anne's love of the countryside. And the easy-to-remember Inverted Gull Stitch pattern nods to her beloved, Captain Frederick Wentworth, much at sea.
Like An Aran for Frederick, An Aran for Anne is worked in the round from the bottom up. The yoke is a saddle-shouldered hybrid style. Waist-shaping and a wider, almost boat-style neck ensure that shapely Anne won't be mistaken for manly Frederick!
All cables and twisted-stitch patterns are charted.
Rigorously tested and professionally tech edited. Originally published in Jane Austen Knits, Summer 2012.
An Aran for Anne is copyright Kathleen Dames and is for individual use only. All rights reserved. You may print this pattern for your own personal use only. You may not distribute this pattern in printed or electronic format, for free or for resale.
Thanks, and happy knitting!
19 sts and 26 rnds = 4" in Rev St st
1750 yards of Worsted weight
I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need ...
I live and knit in New York City and Bath, Maine, with my husband and our three children, getting my style fix in the one and my New England (Red Sox/cranberry bog/lobster roll/chilly nights in need of a sweater) fix in t'other.
Though I didn't realize it at the time, I've been a knitwear designer from my first large-scale knitting project, a poncho for which I wanted to use a different yarn than called for, as well as a different stitch pattern. The LYSO helping me with yarn looked at me like I was crazy!
I've always wanted to make things the way I want them. Is that so wrong?
But it wasn't until I read Elizabeth Zimmermann’s books that I found the confidence to really start designing. I prefer working in the round/all in one piece to take advantage of knit fabric's flexibility. Sweaters are my main interest, but I also like accessories and other small projects that allow me to explore new techniques and stitches while watching my children play at the park.
Before diving into knitwear design, I lived in Boston, where I learned to knit, and worked as an art director in book publishing. Happily, the building blocks of design translated from graphic to knitwear for me. It's like writing a sonnet: there are strict rules about form (book covers should display the title and author, sweaters should have openings for head/hands/body and be constructed from knitted fabric), but within those forms there is boundless room for creativity.
My patterns have been published in Knitty.com, Jane Austen Knits, and Knitscene.