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 ...

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Overview

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 patterns
  • Patterns are just challenging enough to be fun to knit
  • All 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

  • ISBN-13: 9780470889244
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 352,636
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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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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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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Cables with a twist . . .

    This book has a nice mix of projects for both the big people and the little people for whom you knit. I espeically love the beautiful sweater on the cover. Another project I love is a fantastic cabled hoodie for the man in your life (or maybe to borrow back once it's knit!) There are several terrific patterns for the kids including the cabled heart shrug that I'm starting with. In case you don't want to commit to a sweater, some smaller projects are also included such as fingerless mitts, hats, shawl etc. Again, great attention to the pattern details show the yarn at its best. The directions are clear and concise. The photography is beautiful and I loved reading the history of the mills and producers of yarn in Ireland. You'll want to go there, but if you can't, this book will be a treat anyway! Love it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    Well worth it!

    Great book for anyone who loves Irish knits! Carol Feller not only produced beautiful designs, but gives a tour of three independent woolen mills in Ireland. She also introduces the reader to two yarn dyers and provides patterns for their products. This is definitely more than just a "how-to" book. It is sure to please anyone who loves knitting with natural fibers, Aran designs, and Ireland! Happy knitting!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    Yummy, Yummy

    Wonderful ideas that combine the traditional with new designs. Very inspiring new ideas and approaches. Can't wait to knit from this book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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