Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition


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Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition

Author: Alice Starmore
Pages: 224
Genre(s): Crafts & Hobbies
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2010

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The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the Irish Aran tradition this highly sought after book returns to print after a decades absence in a revised and expanded version The author of many knitting classics Alice Starmore is internationally renowned as a knitwear designer and an expert on knitting technique In this guide she presents a fascinating history of Aran knitting and an analysis of the traditional style in addition to a complete workshop in technique pattern and design Highly recommended by LibraryJournal this volume offers step-by-step instructions photographs and drawings It provides complete directions and charted patterns for the original editions fourteen designs - many of them reknit in contemporary yarns - plus a new design Patterns include the St Brigid one of the authors most popular hand-knitted designs which represents a step forward from Aran knitting into the realm of Celtic design Brilliant color photographs depict all of the finished caps sweaters and shawls Sixty easy-to-read charted patterns guide readers through the design process and encourage the development of unique patterns Beginners and experienced knitters alike will cherish this comprehensive guide to a beloved craft

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