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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New and Expanded Edition by Alice Starmore. 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. In this guide, she presents a fascinating history o 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.
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.
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.
Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting
Patterns include the St. Brigid, one of the knittung 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, knittjng, 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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To ask other readers questions about Aran Knittingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 24, Maria rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m going to buy this for my collection since I’ve renewed it from the library so many times! A couple of the sweaters in here are on my bucketlist. This is an other of those “have two copies” books: Not only are the patterns beautiful, this is a handy little reference book.
The book is divided into three parts. 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. The pattens are very tradtional This is an other of those “have two copies” books: The pattens are very tradtional, and therefore timeless.
The cables can run from beginner friendly my first aran sweater was Na Craga to the complex I will knit St. Jan 26, Shauna rated it it was amazing. There is so much to learn about the history of the so-called “ancient” patterns of the Aran “fisherman” sweaters.
I love the way the author presented her research and the stories of the islanders were fascinating to me. If this book had stopped there and only been a history lesson it would have been wonderful. 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 Loved this book.
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? Aug 04, Sheila rated it really liked it Shelves: Like all of Alice Starmore’s books, this one has gorgeous pictures of gorgeous designs.
Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition
Also has an interesting section on the history of Aran knitting and info on designing one’s own Aran sweater. My library wants it back, so I haven’t had time to read it all in detail, but it definitely goes on my list of knitting books to check out again and probably buy someday.
Apr 10, Lara rated it it was amazing Shelves: THE book on Aran knitting. It’s not a pattern book, exactly, but a history and reference book on Aran knitting that also happens to include some patterns which are lovely, by the way, though definitely not beginner knits. She opens with a dissertation of sorts on the Aran, debunking some myths as she goes. She’s a little opinionated at times, and of course touting her own yarn lines, but she’s Alice Starmore, so who’s gonna argue with her?
The information is very useful, especially when she ge THE book on Aran knitting. The information is very useful, especially when she gets into the stitch guides and outlines of designing and adjusting Aran patterns. It’s a great book to have on your shelf as a reference, especially if you love a good cable knit like I do! Aug 07, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Found the historical intro very interesting and informative. Loved the pulling apart fact from myth – and the look at cultural and economic factors on the process of history and on what “history” we “know”.
A great overview of techniques and some classic patterns. Mar 12, Kathy rated it liked it. The knitting patterns were lovely, although beyond any project I would take on. The most interesting part of the book was the first few chapters that go through the history and lore of Aran knitting. Aug 23, Mae Floresca rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very informative and enjoyable!
Jan 13, Helen rated it it was amazing. I have the second, updated edition. For anyone working with cables. Best history of aran, fisherman knits. Sep 18, Susan Peek rated it really liked it Shelves: This truly has to be one of the clearest, easiest-to-follow, and enjoyable knitting books I’ve ever seen.
It is very high quality in design and lay-out and goes above and beyond being simply a book of patterns. To start with, all the patterns are genuinely Irish, both historical Celtic and classical Aran designs. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry, because the first fifty pages of the book are devoted to the entire historical background of this kind of knitting!
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. Thus it is a wonderful and fascinating blend of a history book and a knitting book, rolled into one. The patterns featured pages 54 totherefore making it a fairly large book are mainly sweaters, shawls, and a few hats, all of which are beautiful and certainly have an “Irish look” to them.
The instructions are VERY clear, line by line, and I think even a beginner would be able to follow them. The photos are starnore, so you get a clear picture of what it will look like at the end.
The only reason I have given the book 4 starmorr instead kniting 5 is because I would have liked to see a few more articles for children and babies featured. That is the only thing I found disappointing, but perhaps the patterns can be adapted and sized down for an experienced knitter. I was one of the lucky ones who received this book as a Goodreads First Read Giveaway. I think it would make a lovely gift for any knitter, so if you need any ideas for Christmas, this is certainly a book I would recommend!
Sep 27, Catherine rated it it was amazing. This is NOT a book for beginning knitters. For those that are ready for the next step, I would recommend this book.
I received this book as part of a First Reads and I couldn’t be more pleased.
Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting
This book comes in three parts. The first is a history which would appeal to anyone interested in knitting, Celtic history or Celtic arts. I was impressed with how well researched it was. The second part teaches the common stitches of Aran knitting. It starts with explaining charts which is essential wit This is NOT a book for beginning knitters. It starts with explaining charts which is essential with cables and has illustrations when needed to clarify.
The third section has some beautiful patterns. Fulmar was my favorite. There is even a brief section on how to design your own sweater using the different cable designs. Normally, I don’t buy knitting books unless it teaches me a new skill or has enough patterns to make it worth it. I did get this book for free but if I had seen it in a shop and browsed through the second section with the many cable stitches, some of which I haven’t even seen before in many years of knitting, I would have bought this book.
It has inspired me. Sep 29, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: New and Expanded Edition is a great knitting resource for Aran and Celtic designs to incorporate into your own knitting patterns. I enjoyed reading about the historical background history, mythology and Aran knitting.