Aran  Swing Jacket

S 32 – 34 inches,
M 36 - 38 inches,
L 40 - 42 inches,
XL 44 - 46 inches
XXL 48 - 50 inches
{Xsmall 28 - 30 inches}

Materials -
S 1100g Aran wool
(Cone from Woolfish)
M 1300g Aran Wool
L 1400g Aran Wool
XL 1500g Aran Wool
XXL 1600gAranWool  
{XS 1000g Aran wool}

Tension - 18 sts and 30/32 rows 4inch square over garter stitch using 5mm needles

Abbreviations – k - knit, s1 - slip 1 knit wise, psso -pass slip stitch over, k2tog - knit 2 together, sts - stitches, m1 - make1
The samples in the shop are the not the longer length

Method:

Back
With 5mm needles, cast on 145 (155, 165,175,185) {135}
Knit 5(7,9,11,13){3}rows
1 dec row (right side) k14(15,16,17,18){13},sl1 k1 psso, k40(43,46,49,52){37}, k2tog, k29(31,33,35,37){27}, sl1 k1 psso, k40(43,46,49,52){37}, k2tog, k14(15,16,17,18){13}
k9rows
2 dec row(right side) k14(15,16,17,18){13} sl1 k1 psso, k38(41,44,47,50){35},k2tog,k29(31,33,35,37){27}sl1 k1 psso, k38(41,44,47,50){35}, k2tog,k14(15,16,17,18){13}.
K9rows
3 dec row(right side) K14 (15,16,17,18){13} sl1, k1 psso,k36(39,42,45,48){33},k2tog,k29(31,3335,37){27} sl1 k1 psso,k36(39,4245,48){33}, k2tog, k14(15,16,17,18){13}k9
Continue in this manner decreasing 4 stitches on next row and every following 10 row until 81(91,101,111,121){71} stitches on needle.(Please note that if you reach the required measurement before the required stitches just carry on decreasing along the same line while shaping for the armhole)
Continue straight ontil back measures 18(18.5, 19 ,19.5 ,20){17.5}inches from cast on edge, ending in wrong side row.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 4(5,6,7,8){3}sts at beginning of next 2 rows.73(81,89,97,105){65}sts. Next row K2,sl1 k1 psso, k to last 4 sts k2tog, k2. Next row k to end
Repeat the last 2 rows7(8,9,10,11){6}times 57(63,69,75,81){51}sts
Cont in garter st until back measures 27.5(28.25, 29.25, 30.25,31.25){27}inches from cast on edge, ending wrong side row.

Shape Shoulders
Cast off 7(8,9,11,13){6} stitches at beg of next 2 rows, cast off all remaining stitches. (Please note - the first and last seven of these remaining cast off stitches are part of the shoulder shaping when sewing up)

Left front
Cast on 87(93,99,105,111){81}
K5(7,9,11,13){3}rows
1 Dec row (right side)k14(15,16,17,18){13},sl1 k1 psso, k40(43,4649,52){37}, k2tog, k29(31,33,35,37){27}. K9rows
2 Dec row(right side)k14(15,16,17,18){13}, sl1 k1 psso, k38(41,44,47,50){35}
k2tog, k29(31,33,35,37){27}.  K9rows
3 Dec row (right side)k14(15,16,17,18){13} sl1 k1 psso, K36(39,4245,48){33}, k2tog, k29(31,3335,37){27}.  K9 rows
continue in this way decreasing 2 st on next and every 10 row until 55(61,6773,79){49}sts remain..(please note that if you reach the required measurement before the required stitches just carry on decreasing along the same line while shaping for the armhole)
Continue straight until front measures 18(18.5,19,19.5,20){17.5}inches from cast on edge, ending with wrong side row.

Shape armholes
Next row cast off 4(5,6,7,8){3}sts. K to end 51(56,61,66,71){46}
Next row  k to end
Next row k2 sl1 k1 psso k to end
Next row  k to end
Rep last 2 rows 7(8,9,10,11){6}times , 43(47,51,55,59){39}sts
Cont in garter st until front measures 27.5(28.25,29.25){27}inches from cast on edge.

Shape shoulder
Cast off 7(8,9,10,11){6} sts at beginning of  row.
Next row knit
Next row cast off 7(8,9,10,11){6}sts at beginning if row.
Leave remaining st 29(31,33,35,37){27}on spare needle/ stitch holder

Right front
Cast on 87(93,99,105,111){81}sts.  k 5,(7,9,11,13){4}rows
1 dec row (right side)k29(31,33,35,37){27} sl1 k1 psso,k40(43,46,49,52){37} k2tog k14(15,16,17,18){13}. k9 rows
2 dec row (right side) k29(31,33,35,37){27}sl1 k1 psso, k38(41,44,47,50){35} k2tog, k14(15,16,17,18){13}. K9 rows
3 dec row (right side) k29(31,33,35,37){27}sl1 k1 psso, k36(39,42,45,48){33} k2tog, k14(15,16,17,18){13}. K9 rows
Continue to decrease this way on the next row and every10th row until 55(61,67,73,79){49} sts remain..(please note that if you reach the required measurement before the required stitches just carry on decreasing along the same line while shaping for the armhole)
Continue straight until front measures 18(18.5, 19,19.5,20){17.5}in from cast on edge ending with a right side row.

Shape armholes
Next row cast off 4(5,6,7,8){3} stiches
Next row k to last 4 sts k2tog, k2
Next row k to end
Repeat the last 2 rows 7(8,9,10,11){6}times until 43(47,51,55,59){39} stitches remain.
Continue in garter st until front measures 27.5(28.25,29.25,30.25,31.25){27}inches from cast on edge ending in right side row.

Shape shoulder & collar
Cast off 7(8,9,10,11){6}sts at beg of next row k to end,
next row K
Next Row cast of  7(8,9,10,11){6} knit to end.
29(31,3335,37){27}sts -now you are ready to start on the collar shaping

Collar
K across 29(31,33,35,37){27}sts from right front (please note that  you start knitting from the straight edge NOT from the armhole edge), cast on 39(42,45,48,51){36}stitches, (please note that there are more cast on stitches than there are stitches on the back of the garment, but when you sew this up you ease this in and this helps the collar to stand up better) knit across 29(31,33,35,37){27}stitches from left front 97(104,111, 118,125){90}stitches. Knit in garter stitch until collar measures 6inches. Cast off.

Sleeves
Cast on 60(64,6872,76){56}sts , k 69(69, 73,73,77){67}rows
Next row (right side) k4,m1, k to last 4 sts, m1, k4.  k11 rows.
Repeat the last 12 rows 3 more times ening with another increase row.
70(74,78){66} sts
Continue straight until sleeve measures17.25(17.25, 17.75){17}inches from cast on edge, ending with wrong side row.

Shape top
Cast off 4(5,6,7,8){3}sts at beginning of next 2 rows  62(64,66,68,70){60)sts
Next row k2, sl1 k1 psso, k to last 4 sts k2tog,k2.
Next row k to end
Repeat last 2 rows 7(8,9,10,11){6}times.
K2 rows
Next row k2, sl1 k1 psso, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Next row k to end
Rep last 4 rows 7more times
Cast off 3 sts at beginning of next 6 rows
Cast off remaining sts.
Do this all over again for 2nd sleeve

To make up
Join shoulder seems. Sew cast on sts of collar to back edge. Sew sleeves into armholes. Join side and sleeve seams.
(I sew it up by laying the pieces I am going to join flat side by side on a table right side up and using a ladder stitch pick up one purl stitch from pieceon left and then pick up purl stitch from piece on right side then go up on that side to the next purl stitch sew into that and then go into matching purl on left side, work this way right up the seam. I find the seam looks great, you can always do the same on the wrong side and ask your friends to find the seam, they will find that difficult to do.)

Well done!

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This pattern is an adaptation of a pattern in the Design It Knit It book by Debbie Bliss, this book is a great help to those who want to adapt and design garments to suit their body shape