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Kids cable bomber jacket in Aran II

Pattern ID: Patons 9948
Wool brand: Capstan
Yarn quantity: 5-11 (2oz hanks)
Sizes: to fit 24 - 34 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26rows in st st.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Aran-design child's zipped jacket.
The pattern has the usual vertical crease with small tears,but this does not affect the instructions; there are quite a few marks in the instructions made by the previous user.

Classic man's V-neck with rib detail

Pattern ID: Emu 4367
Wool brand: Double Crepe, TripleKnit, Magnum
Yarn quantity: DK: 19-23; Aran: 19-13; Chunky: 19-120 balls (25g? balls)

Sizes: 34-44 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Double Knitting/Aran/Chunky
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm; or 5½mm and 4mm; or 6½mm, and 5mm,
Tension (10x10cm): DK: 22sts x 32rows; Aran/Worsted: 18sts x 22rows; Chunky: 14sts x 18rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Man's ribbed sweater with separate instructions for 3 different yarn weights. Tripleknit is a worsted or Aran weight.
The pattern is very creased but I think this is a pleasing design and the instructions are legible.

Country Classic Socks

Pattern ID: Accessories Unlimited 150
Wool brand: Country Classic "Yarn for Sox"
Yarn quantity: 1-2 (4oz skeins) per pair
Sizes: length of foot 6½ - 10½ inches

Wool weight: Worsted / Aran
Needle size: 5mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 26 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Basic sock pattern for "worsted" or Aran yarn. This is an American pattern so its for a worsted yarn and needle sizes are American size 8 which is EU size 5mm. 4oz is about 112 grams.

Aran sweaters with cables and diamonds

Pattern ID: Stylecraft 4391
Wool brand: Stylecraft Bracken Tweed Aran
Yarn quantity: 5-9 (100g balls)
Sizes: 32-52 inch chest [6 sizes]

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 24 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran sweaters, with choice of crew neck (shown on man in photo) or turtle neck (shown on woman in photo).

Robin "Oddies" Book

"Oddies" Booklet
(Robin 2040)

"Oddies" in various Robin qualities.

Booklet ID: Robin 2040

Subject Matter: A booklet of Bazaar knits various yarn qualities.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
All included items are featured on the cover photo - click on thumbnail for popup: Teapot and Egg Cosies; Bonnet, scarf, and mittens; Crochet cushion; Knitted cushion; Draught excluder; Bottle apron; Wine-glass mats; Cheval set; Knitted peg bag; Kettle holder; Crochet table mat; Dolls pram cover and pillow; Shawl; Doll; Bath mat; Slippers; Bed socks; Hot-water bottle cosy; Coat hanger covers; Snowman; Knitted ball.

Description:
The booklet is in fairly good condition. 21 designs mostly in double knitting weight a couple in 4 ply and one (bath mat) in chunky.

Crochet Bedspread and Cushion

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6636
Wool brand: Handicraft Cotton No 1 (D42 or C44)
Yarn quantity: Bedspread: 62 (100g hanks); Cushion: 3 hanks
Sizes: Bedspread: 117.5 x 94 inches; Cushion: 18 inches across

Wool weight: No1 cotton (Aran?)
Hook size: 4½mm
Tension (60cm): Motif measures 60cm

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Large hexagonal crochet motif for a bedspread and cushion in heavier weight handicraft cotton.

Mostly for Men - Socks I

Pattern ID: Patons 6126
Wool brand: Nylox, Capstan
Yarn quantity: about 5-7 25g balls per pair
Sizes: length of foot 10½ - 11½ for mens and 8½ - 9½ for women.

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, Aran
Needle size: 2¼mm, 2¾mm, and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 44 rows 3ply;
32sts x 40 rows: 4 ply;
21sts x 29 rows: Aran.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Every picture tells a story...
So basically - 3 designs for men and one in smaller sizes for "girls" (women).

"Wide Ribbed Socks" (Nylox 3ply); "Cable Tops for the Country Girl" (Nylox 4ply); "Fisherman's Wading Socks" (Capstan Aran); and "Rib Panel Socks for the Office" (Nylox 4ply) - and I'm guessing the latter are for men as (a) there's a pipe, and (b) women don't go to work - obviously - well, not in offices anyway.

Aran jacket or cardigan

Pattern ID: Sunbeam 425
Wool brand: Aran Knit, Aran Bainin
Yarn quantity: 18-20 (50g balls)
Sizes: to fit 32 - 36 inch chest (3 sizes)

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10cm): 17sts over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Classic Aran style jackets with or without collar.

Perfectly plain sixties cardigans

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2227
Wool brand: Candytwist,Soufflé
Yarn quantity: 7-10 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Aran / Worsted
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain raglan sixties cardigans in two lengths. Candytwist was a "triple knit" yarn - thicker than double knitting similar to the American "worsted" weight.

Perfectly plain sixties sweater classic crew-neck III

Pattern ID: Sirdar 2358
Wool brand: Candytwist, Soufflé
Yarn quantity: 7-9 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34- 40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple knit / Aran / Worsted
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 20sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Perfectly plain sweater in a worsted or aran weight yarn called triple knitting (between a DK and a bulkier yarn).
"Triple knitting" appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less a worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn. Sirdar produced a clutch of patterns for their Candytwist yarn - many of them featuring classic straight sixties jacket/skirt combinations, and all plain to show off the tweedy texture in the yarn.

The Aran Look

The Aran Look
(Patons 161)

A booklet of Aran knits in Capstan yarn.

Booklet ID: Patons 161

Subject Matter: Aran knitting booklet

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
Sweaters, cardigans, hat, gauntlets, dress, coat all as featured in the photos - click on thumbnails for popups.
I especially like the idea of traditional Aran patterned ... spats!
Might have given Poirot a whole different view of the countryside.

Description:
The booklet is in moderate condition for its age with some creasing. 15 designs sized in the range from about 34 inch chest for the women's sizes up to about 45 for the men's designs.

Country Fresh, Town Smart: costume

Pattern ID: PB 9020
Wool brand: Bracken Tweed
Yarn quantity: Jacket: 19-24 (1 oz balls); Skirt: 13-16 oz
Sizes: 34-44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Aran/worsted; heavy DK
Needle size: 3¾ and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 25 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Sixties plain classic cardigan/jacket and skirt suit (jacket and skirt) in "two-tone tweedy look which is fashion-right for town or country"

Perfectly plain classic raglan sweaters II

Pattern ID: Jaeger 3795
Wool brand: Pebble Spun
Yarn quantity: 13-24 (1 oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 30 - 46 inch chest (9 sizes)

Wool weight: Chunky
Needle size: 5mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 16sts x 24 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Plain crew necked raglan sweater sized from teen size through to large mens size - so probably suitable for men, women and young adults.

Fancystich jersey with pretty collar

Pattern ID: Hamlyn Pack 8
Wool brand: Emu Mystique
Yarn quantity: 9 or 10 (40g balls)
Sizes: 34-40 inch chest (2 sizes)

Wool weight: Aran / Worsted
Needle size: 4mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Eyelet sweater with decorative roll-neck and drawstring waist.

Sweater with diamond panels

Pattern ID: Scotch Wool Shop 150
Wool brand: Greenock Airway
Yarn quantity: 8-10 (2oz? balls)
Sizes: to fit 34-40 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple Knitting/Worsted/Aran
Needle size: 5½mm, and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 18sts in stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Diamond eyelet pattern sweater in a worsted or aran weight yarn called triple knitting (between a DK and a bulkier yarn).

Shawl-collar Aran Pullover

Pattern ID: Pullout Mans Pattern 3
Wool brand: Sirdar Sovereign Aran
Yarn quantity: 18 (50g balls)
Sizes: 40 - 46 inch chest (one size)

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 3mm and 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20st x 27rows over pattern

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Almost traditional Guernsey style pullover but in Aran weight rather than 5 ply. It is knitted on smaller needles than usual for Aran weight, in line with the Guernsey method.
There is slight water damage to the bottom of the pattern.

Nautical Little Lass

Pattern ID: Robin 13533
Wool brand: Cotton 100
Yarn quantity: 4-5 (50g balls) + small amount of contrast for embroidery and tassels.
Sizes: 21-27 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting Aran
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20 sts x 28 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Original little kids top with a seaside sailor theme. Worked in a heavy double knitting or aran weight yarn - perhaps like Rowan Handknit Cotton.

Kids cable pattern sweater

Pattern ID: Emu 6162
Wool brand: Scotch, Double Crepe, Romany, Bri-Nylon, Courtelle, Triple Knit
Yarn quantity: 9-17 (1 oz balls) DK;
7-12 (2oz? balls) tripleknit

Sizes: to fit 24 - 34 inch chest (6 sizes).

Wool weight: DK or Aran-like
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm for DK;
4mm and
5mm for Tripleknit.
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 24 rows tripleknit;
22sts x32 rows in DK over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional cabled sweaters in a choice of yarn weight. The pattern is pretty well-worn with creasing, small tears, sellotape and marks - but this does not affect the instructions. "Tripleknit" is a worsted or aran weight yarn (between a DK and a bulkier yarn) which appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less a worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn.
[I really like the model pose here. The lad really does look like he is taking care of his cute little sister.]

Inbetweeners Arans

Pattern ID: Jarol 7082
Wool brand: Jarol Rambler or Sweet Briar
Yarn quantity: 4-6 (100g balls)
Sizes: to fit 24-34 inch chest (actual 29-39)

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5mm and 4mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18st x 24 rows over st st

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran in "young adult" sizes. Interesting bobble/rib vertical chain stitch alternated with cables.

More Family Arans

Pattern ID: Robin 2768
Wool brand: Robin Aran Pure New Wool
Yarn quantity: 8-18 (50g balls)
Sizes: 24-44 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 16st over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Family Arans with cables and blackberry stitch.

Family Arans with ribbed hats

Pattern ID: Robin 2873
Wool brand: Robin Erin or Aran Pure Wool
Yarn quantity: 6-16 (50g balls)
Sizes: 24-44 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 5½mm and 4½mm
Tension (10cm): 18st over rice stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Family Arans with diamond and lobster-claw cables for prosperity, plus woolley hat pattern. This pattern is well-used and creased but instructions still readable.

Aran sweaters with claw cable and bobbles

Pattern ID: Hayfield 1509
Wool brand: Brig for Aran, Grampian
Yarn quantity: 15-26 (50g balls)
Sizes: 32-44 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 3¾mm and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 21sts x 30 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Traditional Aran sweaters. small tea-ring stain on interior..

Family Socks

Pattern ID: Patons 2286
Wool brand: Nylox, Capstan, Trident
Yarn quantity: about 4-5 25g balls per pair
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest

Wool weight: 3 ply, 4 ply, DK, Aran
Needle size: 2mm, 2¼mm, 2¾mm, 3¼mm, 3¾mm
Tension (10x10cm): 36sts x 44 rows 3ply;
32sts x 40 rows: 4 ply; 24sts x 32rows: DK;
21sts x 29 rows: Aran.

Price: £5.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Patons Family Socks booklet includes 8 designs as pictured in popup. "3 ply hose" (Nylox), "Man's hose" (Nylox), "Man's ribbed socks" (Capstan), "Girl's lacy sock" (Nylox), "Man's cabled half hose" (Trident 4 ply), "Boy's stockings" (Nylox), "Boy's football socks" (DK), "Girl's lace panel socks - long and short versions" (Trident 4 ply).
This leaflet printed in 1972 but it is undoubtedly a reprint of an earlier edition, (when did we last call them "man's hose" and "boy's stockings"?).

Simple cable-yoke Aran

Pattern ID: Sirdar C8657
Wool brand: WashnWear, Tweed, Sovereign.

Wool weight: Aran
Tension (10cmx10cm): 18sts x 24rows

Leaflet dimensions: approx. 11x8 inches
Number of pages: Folded sheet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Sirdar unisex crew-neck Aran sweater with cable yoke.

Pattern size: Chest size 30 - 48 inches

Wool quantity required: 11-19 balls 50g balls.

Needle size: Nos 6 and 8 (5mm and 4mm) needles.

Family sports sweaters in diamond moss stitch

Pattern ID: Patons 2119
Wool brand: Capstan
Yarn quantity: 7-17 balls (50g balls)

Sizes: 26-42 inch chest

Wool weight: Aran
Needle size: 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 20sts x 26rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Family aran-weight sports sweaters in diamond pattern of moss/seed and stocking stitch.

Chunky Diamond-lace cardigan

Pattern ID: Robin 13086
Wool brand: Aurora

Wool weight: Chunky/Aran
Tension (10cm): 16sts

Leaflet dimensions: approx. 9 x 7inches
Number of pages: Folded sheet

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within the UK - see section on prices)

Description: Conventional V-neck cardigan with diamond lace pattern.

Pattern size: Chest size 32 - 46 inches

Wool quantity required: 6-11 x 40g balls.

Needle size: Nos 5 and 7 (5½mm and 4½mm) needles.

© Christina Coutts 2007

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