Contemporary Irish Knits

Contemporary Irish Knits

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Celebrate the Irish countryside and create one-of-a-kind knitted projects

The patterns found in Contemporary Irish Knits showcase traditional Aran knitting patterns to create the more fitted and flattering shapes that modern knitters prefer. You'll get 18 patterns for making one-of-a-kind Irish knits, encapsulating projects for women's, children, and men's wardrobe pieces, and accessories like bags, blankets, and shawls. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow instructions and guidance on how to construct and enhance your knitting experience to make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

This all-new collection is exactly what today's knitter is looking for, and complemented by inspiring design and photography. If you're a knitter looking for innovative patterns, enhancements to your skill sets, and a chance to broaden your range of knitterly knowledge, Contemporary Irish Knits is for you. It features: contemporary Irish designs created using traditional techniques and stitch patterns implemented in new ways; a broad range of projects; guidance on working with different construction methods; and much more.Features an elegant design and 18 enjoyable-to-knit, one-of-a-kind patternsPatterns are just challenging enough to be fun to knitAll projects are thoughtfully designed for a beautiful finished project

Whether you're an intermediate or advanced knitter, Contemporary Irish Knits gives you the skills, projects, and know-how to create truly gorgeous knitted pieces that celebrate Ireland's living knitted tradition with a modern, contemporary twist.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 203 x 225 x 9mm | 470g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • ill
  • 0470889241
  • 9780470889244
  • 85,227

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Celebrate the rich tradition of Irish knitting and create up-to-the-minute pieces with timeless style

"Contemporary Irish Knits" gives you 20 exciting patterns for making one-of-a-kind Aran-inspired knits, including unique projects for women's, children's, and men's pieces as well as accessories like blankets, shawls, hats, and fingerless mittens. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow construction guidance so that you can enhance your knitting experience and more intuitively create and customize your pieces.

Complemented by essays on inspiring Irish yarn mills and photography of the Irish countryside, this book features designs created using traditional techniques and stitch patterns implemented in new ways to make truly original pieces.

Knit your way through the Emerald Isle with patterns including:

Women's Cable Rib Jacket

Men's Twisted Stitch Sweater

Boy's Hooded Vest

Felted Tweed Handbag

Cable-and-Lace Square Blanket

Women's Honeycomb Beret

Girl's Cabled Yoke Cardigan

And more

No matter what your knitting experience, "Contemporary Irish Knits" gives you the skills, projects, and know-how to create truly gorgeous knitted pieces that celebrate Aran style with a modern, contemporary twist.
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20 projects that celebrate Ireland's rich knitting tradition

Inside, you'll find 20 projects that make use of the unmistakable texture of cabled Aran stitches, implemented in new ways to create more fitted, flattering, and up-to-the-minute shapes. Working with different construction methods and stitch patterns, you'll knit show-stopping pieces that are functional yet durable. Ranging from a sweet honeycomb beret to a cabled tunic cardigan, these projects invite you to lose yourself in the timeless enjoyment of Aran knitting.

Inspired by the author's own Irish heritage and showcasing the remaining yarn mills and hand dyers in Ireland, this book represents the best of the old and the new--a collection of Irish knitting projects as you've never seen them before.
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Table of contents

Introduction viii The Aran Islands viii The Origins of Aran Knitting 1 Getting the Most Out of This Book 2 Ease 4 Types of Shoulder Shaping 5 KerryWoollenMills 8 Key Terms 10 Woolen Spun Yarn 11 Worsted Spun Yarn 12 Killorglin: Women s Cable Rib Jacket 13 Tralee: Women s Aran Skirt 22 Listowel: Girl's Heart Shrug 28 Caherciveen: Boy s Hooded Vest 34 CushendaleWoollenMills 40 Cushendale s Yarn Varieties 42 Knockmore: Men s Twisted Stitch Sweater 44 Ballyragget: Twisted Stitch Hat 51 Dangan: Cable-and-Lace Square Blanket/Shawl 56 Belville: Women s Tweed Yoke Sweater 61 Ballinagree: Boy s Sweater 67 Kilmanagh: Felted Tweed Handbag 74
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About Carol Feller

Carol Feller is a widely published independent knitwear designer. Her work can be seen in the books "Knitting in the Sun" and "More Knitting in the Sun" (both from Wiley), as well as in the print magazines "Interweave Knits" and "Yarn Forward" and the online knitting magazines "Twist Collective" and "Knitty."
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