An Aran for Frederick Pullover
“A very fine young man indeed!” said Lady Dalrymple. “More air than one often sees in Bath. Irish, I dare say.”
“No. I just know his name. A bowing acquaintance. Wentworth—Captain Wentworth of the navy.”
—Chapter 20, Persuasion
Though Captain Frederick Wentworth may not be Irish, this handsome captain, who stole Anne Elliot’s heart before the beginning of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, is certainly worthy of his own Aran sweater. This cabled pullover is worked in the round, with a “hybrid” yoke to highlight the Celtic Flourish cable running up the center back and front, flanked by OXO and Superimposed Double Wave cables, and Ensign’s Braids (Ensigns were junior officers in the infantry and navy at the time, which Frederick would have been when he first met Anne) running up the sleeves and along the shoulder saddles. This yoke style makes a flattering pullover for any man. To modernize, body and sleeves begin the cable patterns immediately, and it is finished with a simple rolled neck so as not to distract from this cable tour de force.
Pattern includes charts for all cables.
What you’ll love about knitting An Aran for Frederick:
- Gorgeous cable patterns keep your attention
- Worked in the round from the bottom up means you can always see where you are in your cable patterns
- Exciting-to-knit hybrid yoke: all those beautiful cable patterns + clever decreases that shape the sweater to the wearer’s shoulders = super-fun knitting
- Cables that tell Captain Wentworth’s story
- Modern styling that dives right into the cables and finishes with a simple rollneck
- Hybrid yoke that gives the wearer strong shoulders
Unisex XS (S, M, L, XL) (shown in size S with 5½“ ease)
Chest circumference: 37¼ (43½, 49, 53¼, 59½)”
- Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% wool; 140 yd (128 m)/50 g): #16 nest, 8 (10, 12, 14, 15) skeins.
- Size 6 (4 mm): 16” and 29” circular (cir) and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
- Markers (m)
- Cable needle (cn) (optional—try cabling without a cable needle; it speeds up the work!)
- Removable markers
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
- Tapestry needle
- Casting on
- Binding off
- Working in the round
- Working stitches out of order (cabling)
- Working from charted instructions