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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A couple of the alide in here are on my bucketlist. My local yarn shop had it for sale for someone! 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.

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? Your books are known and loved around the world, and you’ve adapted design elements from the textile arts of many countries knitfing your repertoire.

It was featured in a national newspaper and staromre that small beginning my knitting career evolved in ways that were quite unimaginable to me when I began. Starmore expanded her career beyond knitting in the s, focusing on fine art and photography. I was one of the lucky ones who received this book as a Goodreads First Read Giveaway.

An excellent history of Aran knitting along with lots of stitch options, and patterns. You can’t find this book of excellent Aran patterns and history. Starmore later expanded her textile studies, traveling in Scandinavia in the late s aliice a Winston Churchill Fellowship. It’s a great book to have on your shelf as a reference, especially if you love a good cable knit like I do! Mar 16, Ruth araan it liked it Shelves: It starts with explaining charts which is essential wit This is NOT a book for beginning knitters.


New and Expanded Edition Aran Knitting: I was impressed with how well researched it was.

The instructions are VERY clear, line by line, and I think even a beginner would starmroe able to follow them. Traditional Fair Isle Knitting.

Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition

Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac. New and Expanded Edition is a great knitting resource for Aran and Celtic designs to incorporate into your own knitting patterns. It is very high quality in design and alicf and goes above and beyond being simply a book of patterns. 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”.

Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting

This is an other of those “have two copies” books: It not only has patterns and info on how you can customize your sweater, but also a history of Aran knitting. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To start with, all the patterns are genuinely Irish, both historical Celtic and classical Aran designs. 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.


The cables can run from beginner friendly my first aran sweater was Na Craga to the complex I will knit St.

This book comes in three parts. Did your mother teach you to knit? 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.

The pattens are very tradtional, and therefore timeless.

The Complete Book of Traditional Knitting. Thus it is a wonderful and fascinating blend of a history book and a knitting book, rolled into one.

So excited, never thought I’d get to have one. The final section has many nice patterns for sweaters and accessories. My mother taught me to knit when I was very young. The book is divided into three parts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books arab want to read. Beware the boxy fit of all Starmore’s knitting!

Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition

Beautiful patterns and pictures! It has inspired me. There is enough inspiration in the natural world on my doorstep to last many lifetimes. The knitting patterns were lovely, although beyond any project I would take on.