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Aran Jacket for DGD

I have finished a Aran Jacket which is for youngest Granddaughter 
The pattern acutally said for size 26 but fits a 30 so as I needed a 30 I went ahead & did it.
I done it longer than it stated as she likes them longer, & it has come out even after sewing up to a 30 inch she slim & while they say that the size for her age I think she may be a little bit less in the chest
The pattern is double moss stitch for the back, hood & sleeves with a 12 row pattern for the front
DGD's Aran Jacket

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Comment by Janice Aitkens on May 28, 2012 at 12:27am

Good Luck, 

Hugs Janice

Comment by Anastasia Ricks on May 28, 2012 at 12:24am

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to do some looking. I love cabled sweaters!!

Comment by Janice Aitkens on May 28, 2012 at 12:18am

Anastaia they are cables but what i am saying is that you use just knit & purl stitches, so you may put stitches on to a cable needle then knit or purl from main needle then knit or purl from the cable needle i certainly found it was easier than socks until i had mastered how to do socks it like anything it always seems hard to you know how to do it but give it a go look for patterns that is no more than a 8 row repeat to begin with

Hugs Janice

Comment by Anastasia Ricks on May 28, 2012 at 12:08am

So you're just doing knit & purl? These aren't cables? Wow, I might have to give that a go!! :)

Comment by Janice Aitkens on May 27, 2012 at 1:09am

Thanks Anastaia i always say if you can do a knit & purl stitch then you can do this i mostly go for Aran that 8 row repeat so it not too hard especially now when i was much younger i did a 40 row repeat but not now lol

Hugs Janice

Comment by Anastasia Ricks on May 27, 2012 at 12:02am

Oh my that's lovely!! I can't wait until my skill level reaches this! Just beautiful!

Comment by Janice Aitkens on October 4, 2011 at 12:03am

Thanks Marnie

Hugs Janice

Comment by Marnie/NH on October 3, 2011 at 9:57pm
What a beautiful sweater Janice. You are so talented.  I never learned to knit but I always said some day I will.  I just might learn yet lol
Comment by Janice Aitkens on September 28, 2011 at 11:56pm

Thanks Laurie

I have knitted Adult size Aran & don't mind it in someways it easier as you can get in to the flow better on each row before having to change lol

I am not sure what i will start for the next knitting project i guess it will be socks, good luck with your next project

Hugs Janice

Comment by Laurie on September 28, 2011 at 6:08pm
This is a really nice sweater!  I knitted sweaters for my kids and my grandson when they were small. Key word there is "small"....I'm not so small and that's the reason I haven't knitted one for myself...LOL.  I have a afghan that is a UFO...actually two of them. One is a no brainer pattern and the other is count, count , count.  If I get those finished I will be doing good.  The no brainer one will be my next truck project for the winter....it's big enough to cover my legs and will feel good this winter.

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