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The definitive guide to the ever-popular Irish Aran sweater, Starmore’s highly sought after The author of many knitting classics, Alice Starmore is internationally. Description. ARAN KNITTING by Alice Starmore. Paperback X 21cm. New and Expanded Edition, published by Dover Inc (). ISBN – – 0 – . The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the Irish Aran tradition by Alice Starmore. Also included are nine of her original classic Aran Knitting designs.

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If you were under the illusion and set on believing that Aran style knitting, as we know it today, has existed for centuries, this book may turn your world upside down. New and Expanded Edition. Beginners and experienced knitters alike will cherish this comprehensive guide to a beloved craft.

I was impressed with how well researched it was. Carole rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Stupid me thought I wouldn’t want to knit an aran sweater when this came out in print, so I passed it over then. Brigid, one of the author’s most popular hand-knitted designs, which represents a step forward from Aran knitting into the realm of Celtic design.

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It is very high quality in design and lay-out and goes above and beyond being knittingg a book of patterns. I received this book as a Good Reads Giveaway. If you just want to know how it might have come about and aren’t married to any particular theory, you’ll likely love this book.

I have the newer reprint of this book and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in cables knitting. Oct 02, Barb rated it stamrore was amazing Shelves: Excellent review of how the Aran sweater is believed to have originated.

The laice section has some beautiful patterns. Thus it is a wonderful a This truly has to be one of the clearest, easiest-to-follow, and enjoyable knitting books I’ve ever seen. To ask other readers questions about Aran Knittingplease sign up.


THE book on Aran knitting. Did your mother teach onitting to knit? This is NOT a book for beginning knitters. Lists with This Book. Knittinf am also inspired by art, culture, history, science and music.

Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting

The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the Irish Aran tradition, this highly sought after book returns to print after a decade’s 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Beautiful patterns and pictures! alcie

The first is all about the history of aran knitting and debunking some mythsthe second section is the beautiful patterns and the the third is a stitch dictionary with guidelines to design your own.

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My own culture features widely in my design work but I have always been interested in other cultures and in other places. Paperbackpages.

We spoke to the author of the 1 crafts bestseller Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting about her knitting background, professional start, and more. Found the historical intro very interesting and informative. It provides complete directions and charted patterns for the original edition’s fourteen designs — many of them reknit in contemporary yarns — plus a new design. If you don’t know what that is, don’t laice, because the first fifty pages of the book are devoted to the entire historical background of this kind of knitting!

Normally, I don’t buy knitting books unless it teaches me a new skill or has enough patterns to make it worth it. Thus it is a wonderful and fascinating blend of a history book and a knitting book, rolled into one. Aug 07, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Brilliant color photographs depict all of the finished arsn, sweaters, and shawls.


New and Expanded Edition by Alice Starmore. Starmore expanded her career beyond knitting in alcie s, focusing on fine art and photography. A couple of the sweaters in here are on my bucketlist. Probably the only book you’ll ever need for Aran Knitting – beautiful patterns, very clear how-to instructions and great editorial dispelling many of the Aran myths.

Beware the boxy fit of all Starmore’s knitting! 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. Adding in the beautiful patterns, the clear instructions, the gorgeous photography and the assurance that all you need to know to be successful with this book is knit and purl – well really, what’s not to love?

Ravelry: Aran Knitting, New & Expanded Edition – patterns

An excellent source of beautiful aran patterns. This book comes in three parts. Sep 18, Susan Peek rated it really liked it Shelves: New and Expanded Edition By: I’m going to buy this for my collection since I’ve renewed it from the library so many times!

The book includes many design patterns, complete with instruction, charts, drawings and photo’s, so that you can make practice swatches or incorporate them into your own clothing or accessory designs. The photos are stunning, so you get a clear picture of what it will look like at the end.

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This truly has to be one of the clearest, easiest-to-follow, and enjoyable knitting books I’ve ever seen. I have the second, updated edition.