When you feel like you want to move beyond the basic garter and stockinette stitches in knitting patterns for beginners, then take a look at Aran knitting patterns. Aran knitting includes beautiful cables and motifs that turn your knitting into art. You may think of the classic Irish knit sweaters as one type of Aran knit, but there are plenty of other Aran patterns to consider as you search for your next project.
Aran Knitting New and Expanded By Alice Starmore
This book by Alice Starmore is a customer favorite. As a world-renowned author and knitting designer, Alice is known for her beautiful patterns and insight into the history of Aran knitting. Knitting enthusiasts are thrilled that this classic book has been reprinted and republished in a new edition. This updated version includes a new foreword from the author, new patterns and expanded sizes.
The book includes the popular St. Brigid pullover sweater, that has been updated to include smaller sizes. Alice Starmore’s Aran knitting patterns are known for three of her personal motifs, the anchor, heart and knotwork. Her designs use a unique technique to create the continuous line that is prevalent in Celtic knitting patterns.
The classic Aran Knitting book is on many knitter’s bookshelves and this revised edition is worthy of the same attention. While some reviewers thought the book was old fashioned and a little dull, it is a classic after all and so it may not have the big splash of newer books. Most reviewers rave about this book and say that it is a must have for any, knitting book collector, Alice Starmore fans, or enthusiasts of Aran knitting patterns. In fact, a whopping 77% of all reviewers give this book 5 stars.