Celebrate the Irish countryside and create one-of-a-kind knitted projects
The patterns found in Contemporary Irish Knits showcase traditional Aran knitting patterns to create the more fitted and flattering shapes that modern knitters prefer. You'll get 18 patterns for making one-of-a-kind Irish knits, encapsulating projects for women's, children, and men's wardrobe pieces, and accessories like bags, blankets, and shawls. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow instructions and guidance on how to construct and enhance your knitting experience to make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.
This all-new collection is exactly what today's knitter is looking for, and complemented by inspiring design and photography. If you're a knitter looking for innovative patterns, enhancements to your skill sets, and a chance to broaden your range of knitterly knowledge, Contemporary Irish Knits is for you. It features: contemporary Irish designs created using traditional techniques and stitch patterns implemented in new ways; a broad range of projects; guidance on working with different construction methods; and much more.
Whether you're an intermediate or advanced knitter, Contemporary Irish Knits gives you the skills, projects, and know-how to create truly gorgeous knitted pieces that celebrate Ireland's living knitted tradition with a modern, contemporary twist.
The Aran Islands??viii
The Origins of Aran Knitting 1
Getting the Most Out of This Book 2
Types of Shoulder Shaping 5
Key Terms 10
Woolen Spun Yarn 11
Worsted Spun Yarn 12
Killorglin: Women's Cable Rib Jacket 13
Tralee: Women's Aran Skirt 22
Listowel: Girl???s Heart Shrug 28
Caherciveen: Boy's Hooded Vest 34
Cushendale's Yarn Varieties 42
Knockmore: Men's Twisted Stitch Sweater 44
Ballyragget: Twisted Stitch Hat 51
Dangan: Cable-and-Lace Square Blanket/Shawl 56
Belville: Women's Tweed Yoke Sweater 61
Ballinagree: Boy's Sweater 67
Kilmanagh: Felted Tweed Handbag 74
Published: 2nd February 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia