Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky in Stout
This weekend I cast on for the Aran Coat from Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann. The coat features a stitch pattern of EZ’s own design called Sheepsfold. (Grab your copy of Knitting Around and turn to page 164 to read the back-story of this stitch pattern.) I used Meg Swansen’s method of planning an Aran garment, sketching a circular schematic on paper to decide the placement and stitch count of the patterns. Based on my gauge and the number of stitches to cast on to achieve my desired coat circumference, I replace the Fishbone pattern with the Ribbon Cable from The Opinionated Knitter. I’m really enjoying the Sheepsfold pattern, the way it moves back and forth, watching it grow. The sweater becomes a coat by cutting down the front of the body/hood and adding wide garter-stitch borders and toggle ties. Knitting around on US 10 circular needles with chunky tweedy yarn – I think I’ve found the perfect winter project.