Patons Classic Wool Worsted Honeycomb Aran

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by Patons Design Team

Patons Classic Wool Worsted Honeycomb Aran

All eyes, not just the Irish ones, will be smiling on this sweater. Get ready for cooler weather with Patons Classic Wool Worsted Honeycomb Aran. Named after the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, this popular and stylish pullover is perfect for any occasion; legend has it, however, that it does prefer to be worn while watching waves crash onto moss covered rocks.

Use a gauge of 19 sts and 25 rows (4") in stocking st with larger needles to knit an aran that measures 28 to 34 (36 to 38, 40 to 42, 44 to 46, 48 to 54, 56 to 62)" for a bust measurement & 40 (44, 47, 53, 57, 62)" in a finished bust measurement. (These roughly correspond with XS/S, M, L XL, 2XL/3XL, 4X/5XL.) Be sure to check your gauge. If it takes you fewer stitches to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To complete the Aran, you will need 8 (9, 10, 11, 13, 15) skeins of yarn.
  • 2
    Panel Pat A (worked over 6 sts).
    1st row: (RS). C4F. K2.
    2nd row: P6.
    3rd row: K2. C4B.
    4th row: P6.
    These 4 rows form Panel Pat A.
    If needed, see charts on template.
  • 3
    Panel Pat B (worked over 13 sts).
    1st row: (RS). P3. T3B. K1. T3F. P3.
    2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
    3rd row: P2. T3B. K1. P1. K1. T3F. P2.
    5th row: P1. T3B. (K1. P1) twice. K1. T3F. P1.
    7th row: T3B. (K1. P1) 3 times. K1. T3F.
    9th row: T3F. (P1. K1) 3 times. P1. T3B.
    11th row: P1. T3F. (P1. K1) twice. P1. T3B. P1.
    13th row: P2. T3F. P1. K1. P1. T3B. P2.
    15th row: P3. T3F. P1. T3B. P3.
    17th row: P4. C5F. P4.
    18th row: As 2nd row.
    These 18 rows form Panel Pat B.
    If needed, see charts on template.
  • 4
    Panel Pat C (worked over 34 sts).
    1st row: (RS). P3. C4B. (P4. C4B) 3 times. P3.
    2nd and alt rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.
    3rd row: P1. (T4B. T4F) 4 times. P1.
    5th row: P1. K2. P4. (C4F. P4) 3 times. K2. P1.
    7th row: P1. (T4F. T4B) 4 times. P1.
    8th row: As 2nd row.
    These 8 rows form Panel Pat C.
    If needed, see charts on template.
  • 5
    Back: **With smaller needles, cast on 111 (115-121-129-141-147) sts.
    1st row: (RS). *K1tbl. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1tbl.
    2nd row: *P1tbl. K1. Rep from * to last st. P1tbl.
    Rep last 2 rows for twisted ribbing for 3”, ending on a 2nd row and inc 23 (29-33-39-41-45) sts evenly across last row. 134 (144-154-168-182-192) sts.
  • 6
    Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
    1st row: (RS). (P1. Work 1st row Panel Pat A) 0 (1-0-1-0-1) time. P4 (2-2-2-4-2). Tw2R. P2. (Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P2. Tw2R. P2) 2 (2-3-3-4-4) times. Work 1st row Panel Pat B. P2. Tw2R. P1. Work 1st row Panel Pat C. P1. Tw2R. P2. Work 1st row Panel Pat B. (P2. Tw2R. P2. Work 1st row Panel Pat A) 2 (2-3-3-4-4) times. P2. Tw2R. P4 (2-2-2-4-2). (Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P1) 0 (1-0-1-0-1) time.
    2nd row: (K1. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A) 0 (1-0-1-0-1) time. K4 (2-2-2-4-2). P2. K2. (Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K2. P2. K2) 2 (2-3-3-4-4) times. Work 2nd row Panel Pat B. K2. P2. K1. Work 2nd row Panel Pat C. K1. P2. K2. Work 2nd row Panel Pat B. (K2. P2. K2. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A) 2 (2-3-3-4-4) times. K2. P2. K4 (2-2-2-4-2). (Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K1) 0 (1-0-1-0-1) time.
    These 2 rows form pat. Panel pats are now in position. Cont in established pat, until work from beg measures 17-1/2 (17-1/2-17-17-16-1/2-16-1/2)", ending on a WS row.
  • 7
    Shape raglans: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 130 (140-148-162-174-180) sts.
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts.P2togtbl. P1.** Rep last 2 rows 12 (16-14-27-29-30) times more. 78 (72-88-50-54-56) sts.
  • 8
    Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL and 4/5XL only:
    1st row:
    (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2. 76 (70-86-48-54) sts.
  • 9
    Sizes XS/S, M and L only:
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
    3rd row: As 1st row.
    4th row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2. Rep last 4 rows 4 (3-5) times more, then rep 3rd and 4th rows once. 44 (44-48) sts.
  • 10
    All sizes: Leave rem 44 (44-48-48-54-54) sts on a st holder.
  • 11
    Front
    Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
    Rep last 2 rows 12 (16-14-19-20-21) times more. 78 (72-88-82-90-92) sts.
  • 12
    Sizes XS/S and L only:
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
    3rd row: As 1st row.
    4th row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
    5th row: As 3rd row.
    6th row: As 2nd row.
    Rep 3rd to 6th rows 0 (1) time more. 70 (74) sts.
  • 13
    Size M only:
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 70 sts.
    2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
  • 14
    Sizes XS/S, M and L only: Shape neck:
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat across 18 sts. K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
    2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
    3rd row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog.
    4th row: Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
    5th row: As 3rd row.
    Rep 2nd to 5th rows twice more. 6 sts.
    Next row: (WS). Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1. 5 sts.
    Next row: K1. K3tog. K1. 3 sts.
    Next row: P3.
    Next row: K1. ssk. 2 sts.
    Next row: P2.
    Next row: ssk. Fasten off.
    With RS facing, slip next 24 (24-28) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and proceed as follows:
    1st row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
    3rd row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    4th row: P2. Pat to end of row.
    5th row: As 3rd row.
    Rep 2nd to 5th rows twice more. 6 sts.
  • 15
    Next row: (WS). P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row. 5 sts.
    Next row: K1. K3tog. K1. 3 sts.
    Next row: P3.
    Next row: K2tog. K1. 2 sts.
    Next row: P2.
    Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.
  • 16
    Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: Shape neck:
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat across (22-24-25) sts. K2tog (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
    2nd row: Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
    3rd row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. Rep last 2 rows (5-6-6) more. 7 sts.
    Next row: (WS). Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl P1. 6 sts.
  • 17
    Sizes XL and 4/5XL only:
    Next row:
    K1. ssk. K1. K2tog. 4 sts.
    Next row: P1. P2togtbl. P1. 3 sts.
    Next row: K1. ssk. 2 sts.
    Next row: P2.
    Next row: ssk. Fasten off.
  • 18
    Size 2/3XL only:
    Next row: K1. ssk. K3. 5 sts.

    Next row: P2. P2togtbl. P1. 4 sts.
    Next row: K1. ssk. K1. 3 sts.
    Next row: P2togtbl. P1. 2 sts.
    Next row: ssk. Fasten off.
  • 19
    Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only:
    With RS facing, slip next (28-30-32) sts onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and proceed as follows:
    1st row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row.
    3rd row: ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. Rep last 2 rows (5-6-6) more. 7 sts.
    Next row: (WS). P1. P2tog. Pat to end of row. 6 sts.
  • 20
    Size 2/3XL only:
    Next row: K3. K2tog. K1. 5 sts.
    Next row: P1. P2tog. P2. 4 sts.
    Next row: K1. K2tog. K1. 3 sts.
    Next row: P2tog. P1. 2 sts.
    Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.
  • 21
    Sleeves:
    With smaller needles, cast on 41 (41-43-47-47-47) sts.
    Work 2” in twisted ribbing as given for Back inc 8 (8-6-18-18-18) sts evenly across last row. 49 (49-49-65-65-65) sts.
  • 22
    Change to larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
    1st row: (RS). (P2. Work 1st row Panel Pat A) 0 (0-0-1-1-1) time. P2. Tw2R. P2. Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P2. Tw2R. P2. Work 1st row Panel Pat B. P2. Tw2R. P2. Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P2. Tw2R. P2. (Work 1st row Panel Pat A. P2) 0 (0-0-1-1-1) time.
    2nd row: (K2. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A) 0 (0-0-1-1-1) time. K2. P2. K2. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K2. P2. K2. Work 2nd row Panel Pat B. K2. P2. K2. Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K2. P2. K2. (Work 2nd row Panel Pat A. K2) 0 (0-0-1-1-1) time. These 2 rows form pat. Panel pats are now in position.
  • 23
    Cont in established pat, inc 1 st each end of needle on next and following alt rows until there are 55 (59-63-71-71-81) sts, then on following 4th rows until there are 95 (99-103-107-107-115) sts, taking inc sts into repeats of (Panel Pat A. P2. Tw2R. P2).
  • 24
    Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 18 (18-17-1/2-17-17-16-1/2)”", ending on a WS row.
  • 25
    Shape raglans: Keeping cont of pat, cast off 2 (2-3-3-4-6) sts beg next 2 rows. 91 (95-97-101-99-103) sts.
  • 26
    Sizes XS/S and M only:
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
    Rep last 2 rows 4 (2) times more. 71 (83) sts.
    Next row: K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    Next row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2. 69 (81) sts.
  • 27
    All sizes:
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P1. P2tog. Pat to last 3 sts. P2togtbl. P1.
    3rd row: As 1st row.
    4th row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
    Rep last 4 rows 8 (10-11-13-11-11) times more. 15 (15-25-17-27-31) sts.
  • 28
    1st row: (RS). K1. ssk. Pat to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    2nd row: P2. Pat to last 2 sts. P2.
    Rep last 2 rows 0 (0-5-0-5-7) times more. Leave rem 13 (13-13-15-15-15) sts on a st holder.
  • 29
    Finishing:
    Pin pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry. Sew raglan seams leaving left back raglan seam open.
  • 30
    Neckband: With RS facing and smaller needles, K13 (13-13-15-15-15) from left sleeve st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 14 (14-14-14-14-16) sts down left front neck edge. K24 (24-28-28-30-32) from Front st holder, dec 4 (4-4-4-6-6) sts evenly across. Pick up and knit 14 (14-14-14-14-16) sts up right front neck edge. K13 (13-13-15-15-15) from Right Sleeve st holder, dec 2 sts evenly across. K44 (44-48-48-54-54) from Back st holder, dec 5 (5-5-5-7-7) sts evenly across. 109 (109-117-121-125-131) sts. Beg and ending on a 2nd row, work 3-1/2"” in twisted ribbing as given for Back. Cast off loosely in ribbing. Sew left back raglan and neckband seam. Fold neckband in half to WS and sew in position.
    Sew side and sleeve seams.
  • 31
    Abbreviations:
    Alt
    = Alternate(ing)
    Beg = Beginning
    C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
    C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
    C5F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2. P1, then K2 from cable needle.
    Cont = Continue(ity)
    Dec = Decrease(ing)
    Inc = Increase(ing)
    K = Knit
    K1tbl = Knit next stitch through back of loop
    K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together
    P = Purl
    P1tbl = Purl next stitch through back of loop
    P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
    P2togtbl = Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops
    Pat = Pattern
    Rem = Remaining
    Rep = Repeat
    RS = Right side
    Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    T3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1 from cable needle.
    T3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K2 from cable needle.
    T4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P2 from cable needle.
    T4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K2 from cable needle.
    Tw2R = Knit into front of 2nd stitch on needle, then knit into front of first stitch and slip both stitches off needle together.
    WS = Wrong side

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Patons Classic Wool Worsted Yarn Aran (see step 1 for number of skeins)
  • •Clover Takumi Bamboo Premium Knitting Needles Single Point 13 inch in No. 6/4.00 mm & No. 8/5.00 mm
  • •Cable Needle & Clover Cable Stitch Holders
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