Aran Knitting, Expanded Edition by Alice Starmore

By Alice Starmore

The definitive advisor to designing and knitting within the Irish Aran culture, this hugely wanted booklet returns to print after a decade's absence in a revised and multiplied model. the writer of many knitting classics, Alice Starmore is across the world popular as a knitwear dressmaker and a professional on knitting method. during this advisor, she provides a desirable background of Aran knitting and an research of the conventional type, as well as an entire workshop in procedure, development, and design.
"Highly suggested" via Library Journal, this quantity bargains step by step directions, pictures, and drawings. It offers whole instructions and charted styles for the unique edition's fourteen designs — lots of them reknit in modern yarns — plus a brand new layout. styles comprise the St. Brigid, one of many author's hottest hand-knitted designs, which represents a breakthrough from Aran knitting into the area of Celtic layout. great colour images depict the entire accomplished caps, sweaters, and shawls. Sixty easy-to-read charted styles advisor readers throughout the layout method and inspire the improvement of special styles. novices and skilled knitters alike will cherish this accomplished consultant to a liked craft.

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Substitute 990 yds of an equivalent super-bulky weight yarn. GAUGE 9 sts = 4" in patt SEED STITCH Row 1 (RS): K1, *P1, K1, rep from *. Row 2: Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts as they face you. Rep row 2. KNIT AND PURL DIAMOND PATTERN (Multiple of 10 sts + 1 st) Row 1 (RS): *K5, P1, K4, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you. Row 3: *K4, P3, K3, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 5: *K3, P5, K2, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 7: *K2, P7, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 3: *K4, P3, K3, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 5: *K3, P5, K2, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 7: *K2, P7, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 9: *K1, P9, rep from * to last st, K1. Row 11: Rep row 7. Row 13: Rep row 5. Row 15: Rep row 3. Row 16: Rep row 2. Rep rows 1–16. DIRECTIONS CO 99 sts and work 6 rows in seed st. Set up patt on next RS row as follows: Work first 4 sts in seed st, pm, work next 91 sts in knit and purl diamond patt, pm, work last 4 sts in seed st. Cont in established patt, working first 4 and last 4 sts in seed st until throw measures approx 51H", ending with completed row 16 of knit and purl diamond patt.

So go ahead. Knit one for yourself and surround yourself with texture, style, and warmth. Knit one as a gift and bask in the glow of appreciation from the lucky recipient. With all these wonderful patterns to choose from, you’ll find lots of reasons to start stitching! Arbor The twining pattern and openwork on this beautiful throw are reminiscent of a romantic garden arbor. APPROXIMATE SIZE 48" × 60" MATERIALS 10 skeins of Wool-Ease Chunky from Lion Brand Yarn (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 153 yds; 140 g), color 099 Fisherman Size 10 circular needle (32") or size required to obtain gauge 2 stitch markers GAUGE 13 sts = 4" in patt SEED STITCH (Odd number of sts) Row 1 (RS): K1, *P1, K1, rep from *.

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