North Woods

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Barrison Bear
Designer: 
Norah Gaughan

 

A chunky aran is just the thing for a bear's outing in the snowy woods. You'll find the Barrison Bear pattern here.

North Woods

Skill level:  Intermediate

One size
 

Finished Measurements

Approximately 6” wide x 5” long (Not including turtleneck)
 

Materials

1 Hank Berroco Vintage Chunky (100 grs), #61103 Clary

Straight knitting needles, size 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 10 (6.00 mm)

Cable needle

2 St markers
 

Gauge

14 sts = 4”; 21 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Note:  If your gauge is correct in St st, your garment should measure correctly.
 

Stitch Glossary

RT2

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in BACK, k1, k1 from cn

LT2

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in FRONT, k1, k1 from cn

CB4

Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k2, k2 from cn

CB3

Sl 1 st to cn and hold in BACK, k2, p1 from cn

CF3

Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, p1, k2 from cn
 

MOSS STITCH (even number of stitches)

Rows 1 and 2:  * K1, p1, rep from * across

Rows 3 and 4:  * P1, k1, rep from * across.

Rep these 4 rows for Moss St.
 

CABLE PATTERN (Worked over 20 sts)

Row 1 (WS):  k1, (p4, k3) twice, p4, k1.

Row 2:  P1, RT2, LT2, p3, CB4, p3, RT2, LT2, p1.

Row 3:  Rep Row 1.

Row 4:  P1, RT2, LT2, p2, CB3, CF3, p2, RT2, LT2, p1.

Row 5:  K1, p4, k2, p2, k1, p3, k2, p4, k1.

Row 6: P1, RT2, LT2, p1, CB3, p1, k1, CF3, p1, RT2, LT2, p1.

Row 7:  K1, p4, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p4, k1.

Row 8:  P1, RT2, LT2, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, RT2, LT2, p1.

Row 9:  Rep Row 7.

Row 10:  P1, RT2, LT2, p1, CF3, p1, k1, CB3, p1, RT2, LT2, p1.

Row 11:  K1, p4, k2, p2, k1, p3, k2, p4, k1.

Row 12:  K1, RT2, LT2, p2, CF3, CB3, p2, RT2, LT2, k1.

Rep these 12 rows for Cable Pat.
 

Note

Body of this garment is worked in one piece from front edge to back edge.  Sleeves are then picked up and worked down.
 

Body

Front:  With straight needles, cast on 32 sts.

Set-Up Row (RS):  K6, place marker, p1, k4, (p3, k4) twice, p1, place marker, k6.

Establish Pat Sts:  Row 1 (WS):  Work Row 1 of Moss St to first marker, work Row 1 of Cable Pat to last marker, work Row 1 of Moss St to end.

Row 2:  Work Row 2 of Moss St to first marker, work Row 2 of Cable Pat to last marker, work Row 2 of Moss St to end.  Work even in pats as established until piece measures approximately 2” from beg, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes.

Shape Armholes:  Dec 1 st each side EVERY row 5 times – 22 sts.  Mark beg and end of last row for end of armhole shaping.  Work even until piece measures approximately 4½” from beg, end on Row 11 of Cable Pat.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Work 1, sl marker, p1, RT2, LT2, p2, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 6 sts, p1, RT2, LT2, p1, sl marker, work 1 – 8 sts each side.  Dec 1 st each neck edge every RS row once more, end on WS.  Mark beg and end of last row for shoulders.

Back:  Next Row (RS):  Work in pat as established over 7 sts, cast on 8 sts for back neck edge, the work in pat as established over remaining 7 sts – 22 sts.  Work even in pat as established until piece measures same distance from shoulder markers as from shoulder markers to end-of-armhole markers, end on RS.  Remove end-of-armhole markers.

Shape Armholes:  Inc 1 st each side EVERY row 5 times, working incs into Moss St – 32 sts.  Mark beg and end of last row for end of armhole shaping. Work even in pats as established until piece measures same distance from shoulder markers as from shoulder markers to cast-on edge of front, end on WS.  Bind off.
 

Sleeves

With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k26 sts around entire armhole edge between markers.

Row 1 (WS):  P2, * k2, p2, rep from * across.

Row 2:  K2, * p2, k2, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until sleeve measures 2”, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.
 

Finishing

Sew sleeve and side seams, reversing seams over lower 1” of sleeves.

Turtleneck:  With RS facing, using dpn’s, beg at center back neck, pick up and k36 sts around entire neck edge.  Divide sts onto 3 needles.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Work even in k2, p2 ribbing for 2½”.  Bind off loosely in ribbing.  Fold sleeves in half to RS.