An Aran for Anne

from Kathleen Dames

An Aran for Anne Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cable
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • work in the round
  • increase
  • decrease
  • read charts

Pattern Description:

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!
xoxo, Kathleen


19 sts and 26 rnds = 4" in Rev St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size M with -1" ease)
  • Bust circumference: 291/4 (323/4, 371/2, 401/2, 451/4, 481/4, 53)"


  • 875-1750yds worsted wool
  • Size 6 (4 mm): 16" and 29" circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn)

You Will Also Need:

  • markers
  • cable needle
  • waste yarn or stitch holders
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1750 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Louet Gems Worsted (100% superwash Merino)


Steel Grey

About Designer

About Designer

Kathleen Dames on

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 ...

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