Aeneas is stunning and it was a pleasure to knit.
Your eyes follow the cable, from the bottom right, around the neck, and down the left… and you realize it is the same on both sides. The pattern is the same right-side-up and up-side-down, saving the knitter from knitting two halves from the bottom up and grafting them together at the center back neck.
Triangular-shaped fronts provide side shaping as well as warmth, crossing in the front. The sleeves are long and textured without being bulky.
Though you can find interesting modifications to Aeneas on Ravelry, I didn’t change a thing about this pattern. I knit the 38″ size for a 36″ me, preferring a bit of extra ease over the negative ease of the next size down. I didn’t alter the body or sleeve length and I used the yarn called for in the pattern – Berroco Peruvia. One might be tempted to substitute a plied yarn of a similar thickness, but a pattern like this shines in this wonderful single-ply wool. Cables and textures *POP* and the light wooly halo surrounds it in coziness.
Pattern: Aeneas by Norah Gaughan, from Norah Gaughan Vol. 9
Yarn: Berroco Peruvia, color #7160
Needles: Knitter’s Pride Dreamz
Size: 38″ size, without modifications
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