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A widely-published designer, Melissa Leapman has published patterns in every premier needlecrafts publication in the country.

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Leighlinbridge Aran

from Melissa Leapman Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Leighlinbridge Aran
Leighlinbridge Aran
Leighlinbridge Aran

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cabling experience
  • Ability to read knitting charts

Pattern Description:

All sorts of vertical elements, along with a face-framing fully fashioned V-neck, make this sweater universally flattering. Plus, a bit of waist shaping will ensure it won't look like you're wearing your boyfriend or husband's oversized sweater. Embrace your curves!

In this updated classic, the V-neckline is incorporated into the knitting of the garment using fully fashioned decreases.

This designer trick creates beautiful lines that frame the neck and draw the eye up, flattering the face. And, since there's no neckline trim to pick up and work later, you'll finish your project faster. Bonus!


20 stitches and 28 rows = 4" in Double Seed Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X): Finished Bust: 35 (38, 411/2, 45, 48, 51)"


  • Berroco Yarn's Ultra Alpaca (4-medium/worsted weight; each approximately 31/2 oz and 215 yds) 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10) hanks of Tiger's Eye Mix #6292
  • Size 6 (4mm) knitting needles
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

1505 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berroco's Ultra Alpaca


Tiger's Eye Mix #6292