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Traditional Aran Knitting (Dover Books on Knitting,Tatting, and Lace Making Series)
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Traditional Aran Knitting (Dover Books on Knitting,Tatting, and Lace Making Series)

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by Shelagh Hollingworth, Heinz Edgar Kiewe (Foreword by)
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486448077
Publisher:
Courier Corporation
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace Series
Pages:
146
Sales rank:
992,545
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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Traditional Aran Knitting (Dover Books on Knitting,Tatting, and Lace Making Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CLPaul More than 1 year ago
Beautiful patterns, clearly explained and illustrated. May be daunting for the new knitter, but definitely worth adding to your knitting library.