|Cropped Tank and Cardigan|
In this view you can see more of the striping sequence.
I never knit with novelty yarns, and was surprised at how wonderful they were to use, and how much I loved the finished product. Even DH who kindly ran to mail this for me at the nth moment of the deadline, picked it up and said "I really like this- more than the usual sweaters you send in."! The sweater was quite a quick knit- a pleasant change for me, because I usually knit at a very small gauge. This is on my "to knit" list!
As today is St. Patrick's day, I thought I would list some of my favorite Aran knitting books. Extraordinary that such a small remote isle would inspire a knitting tradition that is admired and copied world wide.
|Alice Starmore- She is amazing!|
|I own and love this leaflet|
The first sweater my mother knit me was a gorgeous cable encrusted pullover of lanolin rich aran yarn from Ireland. I loved helping her pick out the cables- even then I was fascinated by knitting. I wore that sweater often, although, as I recall, it was very warm, and a little itchy!
Do you have a favorite Aran book or leaflet?I 'd love to hear...