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 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! The definitive guide stamore designing and kniting in the Irish Aran tradition, this highly sought after book returns to print after a decade’s absence in a revised and expanded version. Beginners and experienced knitters alike will cherish this comprehensive guide to a beloved craft.

Sep 27, Catherine rated it it was amazing. She held her first major solo exhibition in on the Isle of Lewis.

Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition by Alice Starmore

It starts with explaining charts which is essential wit This is NOT a book for beginning knitters. Beginners and experienced knitters alike will cherish this comprehensive guide to a beloved craft. Very informative and enjoyable! She opens with a dissertation of sorts on the Aran, debunking some starjore as she goes.

Brilliant color photographs depict all of the finished caps, sweaters, and shawls. I received this book as a Good Reads Giveaway.

I love the way the author qran her research and the stories of the islanders were fascinating to me. The cables can run from beginner friendly my first aran sweater was Na Craga to the complex I will knit St.


New and Expanded Edition. Beautiful patterns and pictures! No trivia or quizzes yet. I was one of the lucky ones who received this book as a Goodreads First Read Giveaway.

Return to Book Page. Aug 23, Mae Floresca rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think it kintting make a lovely gift for any knitter, so if you need any ideas for Christmas, this is certainly a book I would recommend!

This is NOT a book for beginning knitters.

Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition

I was impressed with how well researched it was. Not only are the patterns beautiful, this is a handy little reference book. The information is very useful, especially when she gets into the stitch guides and outlines of designing and adjusting Kjitting patterns. The pattens are very tradtional, and therefore timeless.

The pattens are very tradtional This is an other of those “have two copies” books: This is an other of those “have two copies” books: May 31, Rita rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A great overview of techniques and some classic patterns. Sep 24, Maria rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you like knitting, especially the Aran-style, you will find this book to be a must in your collection!

There is enough inspiration in the natural world on my doorstep to last many lifetimes. Brilliant book on aran sweaters. Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting. Yes I still speak Gaelic. It’s a great book to have on your shelf as a reference, especially if you love a good cable knit like I do!


The kntiting is a history which would appeal to anyone interested in knitting, Celtic history or Celtic arts. 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? Starmore expanded her career beyond knitting in the s, focusing on fine art and photography.

Are you still discovering “new” aspects of knitting and fabric arts from arab cultures? 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.

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. My mother taught me to knit when I was very young. I’m going to buy this for my collection since I’ve renewed it from the library so many times!

She began knitting as a child, studying the folk knitting traditions of her native Scotland. Sep 29, Karen Etarmore marked it as to-read. Mar 16, Ruth rated it liked it Shelves: The star,ore part teaches the common stitches of Aran knitting.

Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting

There is so much to learn about the history of the so-called “ancient” patterns of the Aran “fisherman” sweaters. Patterns include the St. Want to make them all!


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