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Melrose Abbey

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Melrose Abbey
Melrose Abbey

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp, seed stitch, 3x3 (6-stitch) cable

Pattern Description:

Tweed, the Scottish name for twill, originated along the banks of the Tweed river, which separates England from Scotland. Melrose Abbey is a stunning ruin on the south side of the Tweed River.

This basic pullover, with a touch of waist shaping, is knit in pieces from the hem up, then seamed. Cabled side of the neckline knit with the front, seed stitch edging across the back of the neck and along the opposite side of the neck added after the first shoulder is seamed.

Model: Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed in 18 (Royal); size: 41 in (104.1 cm); 96 yards (88 m) in 50 grams; 100% wool.

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.


16 sts and 23 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size: 32.5, 35, 38 [41, 44, 47, 50] inches; 82.6, 88.9, 96.5 [104.1, 111.8, 119.4, 127] cm


  • Yarn: aran weight; 600, 670, 725 [810, 880, 950, 1030] yards
  • Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, and US 8 (5 mm) needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers, 1 stitch holder, cable needle

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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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