Aran Knits: 23 Contemporary Designs Using Classic Cable Patterns

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Gorgeous cable knits with a contempoary twist

 

Cables and other traditional Aran patterns are perennially popular with knitters, as not only do they look great but they are interesting patterns to knit. Well-known Rowan Yarn designer Martin Storey adds a modern twist to these classic patterns in this beautifully photographed collection of desirable wearables and accessories. The designs have a ...

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Overview

Gorgeous cable knits with a contempoary twist

 

Cables and other traditional Aran patterns are perennially popular with knitters, as not only do they look great but they are interesting patterns to knit. Well-known Rowan Yarn designer Martin Storey adds a modern twist to these classic patterns in this beautifully photographed collection of desirable wearables and accessories. The designs have a pared-down contemporary simplicity and soft color palette that is sure to appeal to knitters of all ages and different levels of experience. Featuring a versatile range of garments and accessories, including shrugs, sweaters, hats, scarves, mitts and more—all  made in natural yarns from Rowan that are cozy and inviting. The twenty-five patterns range from relatively simple to challenging—something for every knitter to enjoy!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Rowan's resident classicist marries traditional texturing with modern fibers and more contemporary silhouettes, to sleeker yet still cozy effect.... Storey's garments deliver depth and beauty.... If ever a set of garments could inspire a knitter to hop the pond, this is it." —-Yarn Market News

 

"Aran knitting is perpetually popular, and Storey's collection has broad appeal thanks to the wide variety of designs." —-Library Journal

 

"This book is a good one for knitters new to cabling, or anyone who appreciates good design with classic cables. The designs have just enough creativity to make them interesting." —Kangath Knits blog

Library Journal
Richly textured sweaters and accessories are the focus of Storey's (Nordic Knits) latest collection, which takes motifs and design elements from traditional Aran fishermen's sweaters and transforms them into contemporary fashion. The designs range in complexity from a simple cardigan with a cabled waistband and cuffs to a fully cabled and beaded shrug and include items for both men and women. Directions for all specialty stitches are included, but knowledge of basic knitting stitches and skills is assumed. VERDICT Aran knitting is perpetually popular, and Storey's collection has broad appeal thanks to the wide variety of designs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312642211
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 779,296
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN STOREY is the author of Nordic Knits, Classic Knits for Real Women, and Classic Knits for Men and the coauthor of Knitting Goes Large. Renowned for his truly elegant knitwear designs, he worked for the trendsetting company Artwork after college and since then has been a major force at Rowan Yarns, designing for their Classic Range.

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