The Urban Aran Cardigan

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Urban Aran Cardigan

I wanted to post a pic of my most recent sweater: its a heavily modified version of the Urban Aran Pullover from Paton's Street Smart.  The original pattern is written for women, but I reworked it into cardigan version that is more male-friendly.

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CabinCove's picture

j a r e d  always does such amazing knitting! It's incredible, his version far excedes the original pattern.

kiwiknitter's picture

It's beautiful!  I love how the back looks.  The changes you made to the original pattern were excellent and greatly improved the look of the jersey.  You're a fast knitter to do all that cable in such a short time!  Thanks for sharing this.


I've got knitting fever in the worsted way.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

I want it!  This is absolutely beautiful and done in a staggeringly short space of time. My admiration and congratulations to you in equal measure (I've left out the 'envy'!).

Aaronknits's picture

Holy crap that's beautiful! 

Bill's picture


very impressive... that slanted cable takes so long to do...until you get it firmly fixed in your mind... ...and it fits you so well! Great work! Bill

That's fantuckingfabulous, incredibubble, envy, envy, along with the other guys I want one too.
Knit away, knit away

"They say best men are moulded out of faults; and, for the most, become much more the better for being a little bad." William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

That is fantastic! I hope one day to become as talented.Smile

I absolutely love it!!

Paul's picture


Thanks for sharing! 

charmingbilly's picture

on my best days this is what i aspire to!!!   just too kewl!

RainCityRick's picture

We're not worthy, we're not worthy!  Great work...I'm getting ready to start on my first sweater and seeing this was great inspiration (and, a bit intimidating...but that's my problem.)

YarnGuy716's picture

That is a truly beautiful piece or work and the finished piece looks great on you.  One day I will attempt a zipper front cardigan.

Knipper's picture

Every component of the sweater is incredible, handsome, and a must have.  I went to your blog just to read all the other documentation.  Thanks so much for putting that all there.  It is creativity like we see on this site that is just so inspiring wanting me to push the envelope on various projects.  Congratulations.



RickeScott's picture

I just ran across this smart cardigan again and decided to make this my next project, that is if the pattern arrives. I ordered it from which says they ship internationally, so I'm hopeful. This will be my first sweater in about 44 years.... That one was a cardigan in orange mohair. Yes, it was for myself and yes, I wore it, proudly.

Bill's picture

I'm so glad you posted...I must have missed that the first time's a beautiful sweater...and I didn't even realize that Jared was a member of MWK.

mrossnyc's picture

What beautiful cables! Very creative as always!

RickeScott's picture

I just received the pattern in the post - who says the Turkish postal system doesn't work... Question: Have any of you knitted this pattern? If so, any tips on how to modify the pattern to better fit a guy? I'm 6', 170lbs and have a 42" chest. Remember, I haven't knitted a sweater in 40 years, so any advice will be greatly appreciated.