Monday, April 11, 2016

Honeycomb Aran

Let me just start out by saying that I LOVE this sweater. This might actually be my favorite sweater that have have knit yet. I went in search of a classic Aran sweater and this is definitely it. Last year it seemed that I was seeing different versions of these cable knit sweaters everywhere and after looking for the right pattern, this was the clear winner out of the choices I had.

Pattern: Honeycomb Aran by Patons
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted in the color Aran
Needles: Size US 6 and US 8

The elements and construction are very straightforward and typical of classic arans - there isn't any waist shaping, the sleeves are raglan, and the collar is doubled by folding it under and seamed. I love all of the cables but I did need to make one change. The front panel in the pattern has cables that cross to make it look like the honeycomb but I knit the actual honeycomb stitch pattern - no crossing cables.

The fit is a bit oversized but I like it this way. The sleeves are the perfect length. I used the yarn that the pattern calls for and it is actually nice and soft. This sweater is warm and cozy and so classic. It took me quite a while to knit but I will be wearing this for years. I am so happy with it!


Anna Prasad said...

This looks amazing, what a great sweater! You look lovely wearing it!

G. Allyn said...

The sweater is amazing and you look really pretty in the sweater. What a perfect classic to add to your wardrobe.

I realize you are very busy, but I started a similar sweater years ago. Due to medical problems I stopped knitting. It is hard to believe knitting can become difficult, but trying to concentrate can be impossible when you are unwell. Anyway, can you give me a tip about how to figure out where you left off when knitting a multi-patterned sweater. I should learn to make a note of which line of the pattern I knitted last on the graph. Lesson learned!