The Annalee pattern was designed by Kirsten-Michele. Our sample was knit in Miss Babs Killington in the Coconut Bay colorway.
Annalee is a top down seamless raglan pullover that is knit in the round. It features a 2x2 ribbed neckline that has Japanese short rows at the back of the neck to create a comfortable fit. The yoke of the sweater is shaped with raglan increases, while the arms, front and back are simultaneously knit creating intertwining cables in the Aran tradition. The hem of the body is finished off with 2x2 ribbing. The sleeves do not have decreases down their length, but rather have a slight bell shape just before the cuff, where they are taken in to a fitted cuff. The cuff is also worked in 2x2 ribbing.
On the west coast of Ireland lie the windswept islands of Aran. A rich and textured knitting style developed here, with no comprehensive explanation as to its origins. It is unlikely that Aran knitting has a long tradition in Irish culture. Rather, it developed from the Scottish fisher gansey in the early 20th century, and over the following couple of decades, grew into commercially successful designs that began to claim global attention in the 1950’s.
You'll need 3-5 skeins (1010-1600 yards) of Killington to complete this project. Choose the original colorway below − or try another color!
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