Traditional Aran Knitting [NOOK Book]

Overview


More than 20 fully illustrated project patterns for knitters of all abilities.
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 ...
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Overview


More than 20 fully illustrated project patterns for knitters of all abilities.
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
Traditional Aran Knitting also explains the history of the craft and the meaning behind the coded "messages" woven into the unique Aran patterns.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486138916
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/17/2012
  • Series: Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 492,662
  • File size: 10 MB

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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  • Posted June 6, 2012

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    Recommended for the Advanced Knitter

    Beautiful patterns, clearly explained and illustrated. May be daunting for the new knitter, but definitely worth adding to your knitting library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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