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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The Kntting of Lewis, where I live, is in the Outer Hebrides — the heartland of Gaelic and the only place where you will hear the language in everyday use.

Aug 07, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: Beautiful patterns and pictures! I love it, especially, as usual, the patterns, which even if I never knit them, I’ll turn to for inspiration again and again.

Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting

This is the best resource on Aran knitting that I have come across. Jan 26, Shauna rated it it was amazing.

It was featured in a national newspaper and from that small beginning my knitting career evolved in ways that were quite unimaginable to me when I began. Sep 18, Susan Peek rated it really liked it Shelves: Beginners and experienced knitters alike will cherish this comprehensive guide to a beloved craft. I plan on making a bunch of different swatches of her Aran and Celtic designs to make a quilt.

Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting

Carole rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Beginners and experienced knitters alike will cherish this comprehensive guide to a beloved craft. 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. How did you get your start professionally? The pattens are very tradtional This is an other of those “have two copies” books: Starmore later expanded her textile studies, traveling in Scandinavia in the late s on a Sarmore Churchill Fellowship.


A great overview of techniques and some classic patterns. Yes I still speak Gaelic. Normally, I don’t buy knitting books unless it teaches me a new skill or has enough patterns to make it worth it. Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac: No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s not a pattern book, exactly, but a history and reference book on Aran knitting that also happens to include some patterns which are lovely, by the way, though definitely not beginner knits.

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Sep 29, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sharon rated it it was amazing May 25, Your books are known and loved around the world, initting you’ve adapted design elements from the textile arts of many countries into your repertoire. Mar 16, Ruth rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed reading about the historical background history, mythology and Aran knitting.

Alice Starmore’s Charts for Color Knitting: So excited, never thought I’d get to have one. Michael Pearson’s Traditional Knitting: Patterns include the St.

Did your mother teach you to knit? She began knitting as a child, studying the folk knitting traditions of her native Scotland.


I was also born at a time when most women knitted as a matter of course, and I had three aunts who had been fisher girls in their youth and were experts at making aoice fishermen’s gansies. Sep 29, Karen Gordy-panhorst marked it as to-read.

Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition

This is NOT a book for beginning knitters. The knitting patterns were lovely, although beyond any project I would take on.

Probably the only book you’ll ever need for Aran Knitting – beautiful patterns, very clear how-to instructions and great editorial dispelling many of the Aran myths. Beware the boxy fit of all Starmore’s knitting! Sixty easy-to-read charted patterns guide readers through the design process and encourage the development of unique patterns. Thus it is a wonderful and fascinating blend of a history book and a knitting book, rolled into one.

In this guide, she presents a fascinating history o The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the Irish Aran tradition, this highly sought after book returns to print after a decade’s absence in a revised and expanded version. It is very high quality in design and lay-out and goes above and beyond being simply a book of patterns. Aug 04, Sheila rated it really liked it Shelves: