Aran sweater "Svenja"

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Aran sweater "Svenja" Pattern


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Pattern Details:

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Women, Men, Boys



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl, standard decreases and increases
  • Advanced knowledge in working cables

Pattern Description:

A great pattern for all aran patterns' fans. This sweater has cables over and over, was knitted with a wonderful baby alpaca yarn and has a beautiful saddle shoulder. It(tm)s a quite short sweater but of course it(tm)s up to you to adapt length at your option.

The right sweater for very cold winter days.


26 sts and 28 rows in 4" (10x10cm). It's an

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Available sizes: M and L (US sizes 6/8 and 10/12)
  • Bust circumference: 38"/40" (96/102 cm)
  • Upper arm: 19"/20.5" (48"/51")
  • Length: 20.25"/21.75" (55/59 cm)


  • any yarn to obtain gauge
  • I used 12 skeins of FairAlpaka "Baby Alpaka DK" for size M

You Will Also Need:

  • US 6 (4 mm) needles or any needle that obtains gauge
  • 1 cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1400 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:




About Designer

About Designer

Rita Maassen on

In my everyday life I work as a web and graphic designer. After work (and in nearly every free minute) I fetch my needles and start knitting. One day when my family and friends where completely overwhelmed with knitted items, I decided to offer my self-designed models and the corresponding patterns online. That was a few years ago - and I'm very happy that it succeeded so well.

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