Traditional Aran Knitting

Traditional Aran Knitting


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Known and prized around the world in the form of the "Irish fisherman's sweater," Aran knitting originated generations ago in the chilly, windswept islands of Galway Bay. The seafaring Aran Islanders developed a distinctive method of crafting heavy wool into snug garments resistant to the stormiest weather. These clothes also happen to be extremely stylish, with distinctive, highly textured patterns of cables and ropes. Suitable for novices to the Aran style as well as for experienced knitters, this guide offers start-to-finish advice. More than 20 patterns, illustrated by 117 close-up photographs, include: Traditional fisherman's sweater Family sweater, with round, polo, or V-neck Cardigans Jackets and coats Hat, mittens, and scarf set Cushion covers"

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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 208.3 x 271.8 x 12.7mm | 385.56g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 117 black & white illustrations
  • 048644807X
  • 9780486448077
  • 97,416

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

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