After weaving in all the loose yarn threads, I gave Inishmaan a good soak in my Eucalen filled bathtub. Then, I put her in a zippered pillowcase and put her on the spin cycle in my washer. While she was spinning I put together the Wooly Board that I use for blocking fair isle sweaters. After I painstakingly got her on the frame I realized that this might not be the best way to block an Aran sweater. I could see that the heavy weight of the cables pulled on the shoulder cables opening them up.
So………all of you who have knit Aran sweaters…………how do you block them?
Pattern: Inishmaan by Alice Starmore
Yarn: Cascade 220 in Mossy Rock (dark olive)
Needle Sizes: US 6 and US 8
This was a very enjoyable knit for me. I knit the medium size and probably should have gone with a small. The sweater is oversized and will be great for hiking and going on long walks which was its original intention.