The Arranmore Collection: Modern Classics

The last three garments in our  9 piece collection utilize all of the exceptional qualities of The Fibre Co. Arranmore combined with classic techniques we know and love.

Each sweater requires a little more in the way of effort - both colorwork and cables are used to great effect - but the end result of any of the three is a sweater that will be as impressive 20 years from today as it is now:

WILD ATLANTIC WAY: Color blocking kicked up a notch

Named after the gorgeous coastal route along the western shores of Ireland, and inspired by their simple, effective logo, Wild Atlantic Way is a lovely drop shoulder sweater with simple colorwork detailing. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the modified drop shoulder sleeves are knit in the round and sewn in. Stitches are then picked up to work the collar in the round.

YARN: The Fibre Co. Arranmore: Narin Beach (CC), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins.
GAUGE: 14 sts + 22 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, on larger ndls, after blocking. 
NEEDLES:
1 – 24” (60 cm) or 40” (100 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 7 (5 mm) circular. 
1 - set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs. 
1 – 24” (60 cm) or 40” (102 cm) US 9 (5.5 mm) circular.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SIZE: 36.5 (41.25, 43.5, 48, 52.5, 57.25, 61.75)” [92.75 (104.75, 110.5, 122, 133.25, 145.5, 156.75) cm] finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4” (10 cm) of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.  
SKILLS: Increases, decreases, colorwork.

USEFUL TIPS:
For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
For a tutorial on seaming perpendicular pieces of knitting, visit our tips and tricks here.

FINN VALLEY: An aran classic with exceptional fitting.

Finn Valley is the perfect classic cable sweater. Worked in pieces from the bottom up, the large rope-like all cable motif makes a large impact on the front, leaving the back and set-in sleeves to function in lovely reverse stockinette stitch. Once the pieces are complete, they are blocked and seamed together using mattress stitch, and stitches are picked up to work the collar.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN:
 The Fibre Co. Arranmore: St. Claire, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins. 
GAUGE: 14 sts + 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Reverse St st on larger needles, after blocking. 1 cable repeat (16 sts + 28 rows) = 3.5” x 4.5” (8.75 x 11.5 cm) 
NEEDLES: 
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular or pair straights. 
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular. 
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular or pair straights. 
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch holder or waste yarn. 
SIZE: 37.25 (40.75, 44.25, 50, 52.25, 55.75, 60.25)” 94.5 (103.5, 112.5, 127, 132.75, 141.5, 153) cm finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with about 4” (10 cm) positive ease. 
SKILLS: Working cables from charts, mattress stitch, picking up stitches.

USEFUL TIPS: 
• For a tutorial on working the mattress stitch, visit our tips and trickshere
• For a tutorial on knitting pieces to the same length for seaming, visit our tips and tricks here
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series here
• For a tutorial on working cables without a cable needle, visit our tutorialhere.

ST. BRENDAN: The perfect combination of Icelandic design and Irish yarn.

The sleeves and body of St. Brendan are knit in the round, then joined at the underarm. The colorwork yoke is worked in the round, and finished with a simple K1, P1 Ribbing. The sweater is designed and sized to be unisex. 

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN:
 The Fibre Co. Arranmore: St. Claire (MC) 4 (4, 5, 6) skeins, Glenveagh Castle (CC1) 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins, Kinnego Bay (CC2), 1 (1, 1, 2) skein(s), Narin Beach (CC3) 1 (1, 1, 1) skein. 
GAUGE: 15 sts + 20 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles, after blocking. 
NEEDLES: 
1 – 16” (40 cm) and 24” (60 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular. 
1 – set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs. 
1 – 16” (40 cm) and 24” (60 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular. 
1 – set US 8 (5 mm) DPNs.
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn. 
SIZE: 38 (45, 51, 57.5)” 96.5 (114, 129.5, 146) cm bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4–6” (10–15 cm) ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements. 
SKILLS: Knitting, purling, color work, kitchener stitch (grafting).

USEFUL TIPS: 
• For a tutorial on working the kitchener stitch, visit our tips and tricks here
• For a tutorial on working colorwork from charts, visit our tips and tricks here

You can view the full Arranmore Collection here on Ravelry