Cambridge Men's Aran


This classic Aran is the men’s version of the Cambridge pullover, with traditional cable stitches paired with varied stitch patterns. Some cables have been modified from the women’s version for a more masculine look and so they can be worked a bit faster. It has minimal shaping and is worked flat, from the bottom up. The front and back are worked the same to the neckline.  All armhole shaping is done over Moss St.  Cables are worked from charts and cable schematic is included. Set in sleeves are worked by repeating the center chart only with increases worked into Moss St.


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Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2019-04-09
Due date 2019-05-15   This is a flexible deadline!
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Teasable
Pattern source (brand and/or designer) Donna Estin Designs
Spots available 8
Gauge 20 sts & 25 rows = 4”/10 cm over Stockinette on larger needles. Detailed gauges over charts listed in pattern.
Charted or written pattern Charted
Sizes required Men’s M (L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Skills required

Cables and working multiple cable charts at once. 

Pattern calls for Tubular CO & BO which provide the best look and stretch, but test knitters do not have to use the tubular method. You are fine to use whichever CO & BO you prefer.

Pattern is written with mock turtleneck height, but can be modified by the test knitter to be shorter (crew neck height) or higher (full turtleneck), whatever you like best.

Finished measurements

Finished Measurements:

Chest at underarm 42 (46, 50, 54, 58)” / 107 (117, 127, 137, 147) cm

Construction type Worked flat from the bottom up and seamed.
Required or recommended yarn 1496 (1650, 1777, 2008, 2191) yds of worsted weight, non-superwash wool. Yarn used in the sample: Cascade Yarn, CASCADE 220 (100 grams/220 yards, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool), 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) hanks, Color #4009 Aporto
Tools required


US Size 6 (4 mm) circular 16” needles for neck
US Size 6 (4 mm) needles
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) needles

Cable needle
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the tester

Please post milestone progress reports with photos if possible. You can always email me as well.

Finish & block garment by4/30/19.
Create a Ravelry project page with pictures (at least one modeled) & link to pattern.
Kindly rate the pattern and add a finish date to project page.
Complete a short survey at the end.

Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

Free PDF of completed pattern.

One Free pattern of your choice from my Ravelry store

A Free pattern of the women's version of the Cambridge Pullover (which is similar).


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2019-03-15: Completed Back
2019-03-29: Completed Front
2019-04-12: Completed Sleeves
2019-04-30: Finished, Seamed & Blocked



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