Arrina Knitting Pattern
The rich azure of the ocean, the white of the sea foam and glowing gold of lichen on black rocks are combined in this cropped boxy Fair Isle sweater – a traditional fabric with modern style. Alternating bright bands with darker, energetic patterning hint at the rhythmic beating of the waves against cliffs.
Arrina is knit in the round with steeked armholes and features a garter rib yoke and split hem.
Finished bust circumference: 99.5 (116, 132.5, 149) cm / 39.75 (46.25, 53, 59.5) in
Shown in size 132.5 cm / 53 in with 18 cm / 7 in positive ease at full bust.
2 x 2.5 mm circular needles or DPNs
3.25 mm circular needles or DPNs
29 sts and 34 rows over 10 cm / 4 in, in stranded colourwork using larger needles. Block your swatch according to the finishing directions before measuring.
11 colours of 4-ply or jumper weight yarn. It is recommended to chose a woollen spun 100% wool yarn, not super wash treated, which will steek easily.
Sample shown above is made using:
Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift, 100% wool, 105m / 115 yards per 25g ball.
Alternative colourways are provided using:
The Border Mill, North Coast Tweed 4ply, 100% wool, 90m / 98 yards per 25 g ball.
For yarn quantities and the details of colours used please refer to the details before each version of the photos.
Stranded colourwork, knitting in the round, charts, steeking, short rows