Traditional Aran Knitting

Traditional Aran Knitting

Paperback Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace

By (author) Shelagh Hollingworth

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 272mm x 13mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 26 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 048644807X
  • ISBN 13: 9780486448077
  • Illustrations note: 117 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 76,146

Product description

Prized around the world in the form of the "Irish fisherman's sweater," Aran knitting features distinctive, highly textured patterns of cables and ropes. Suitable for novices as well as for experienced knitters, this guide offers more than 20 patterns, illustrated by 117 close-up photographs: traditional fisherman's sweater; family sweater, cardigans, and more.

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Table of contents

Foreword Introduction 1. About the Aran Islands 2. Development of Aran knitting 3. Equipment and working methods 4. Designing an Aran sweater 5. Aran pattern stitch samples 6. The knitting patterns   1-3. Traditional fishing shirt   4. Family sweater. Round neck   5. Family sweater. V-neck   6. Family sweater. Polo neck   7. V-neck, raglan-shaped cardigans   8. Cable-patterned waistcoats   9. Easy knit jackets   10. Man's zip-fronted jacket   11-13. Child's Aran patterned coat, hat and mitts set   14. Child's sweater with crossover shawl collar   15. Lady's full length Aran patterned coat   16. Lady's evening waistcoat   17. Lady's tabard   18-20. Lady's hat, mitts and scarf set   21. Square cushion cover   22. Oblong cushion cover   23. Bolster-shaped cushion cover Conversion chart for knitting needles and crochet hooks Bibliography Suppliers Index