Known and prized around the world in the form of the Irish fisherman s sweater, Aran knitting originated generations ago in the chilly, windswept islands of Galway Bay The seafaring Aran Islanders developed a distinctive method of crafting heavy wool into snug garments resistant to the stormiest weather These clothes also happen to be extremely stylish, with distinctive, highly textured patterns of cables and ropes.Suitable for novices to the Aran style as well as for experienced knitters, this guide offers start to finish advice More than 20 patterns, illustrated by 117 close up photographs, include Traditional fisherman s sweater Family sweater, with round, polo, or V neck Cardigans Jackets and coats Hat, mittens, and scarf set Cushion covers...
|Title||:||Traditional Aran Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)|
|Publisher||:||Dover Publications Inc 26 Mai 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Seiten|
|File Size||:||582 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Traditional Aran Knitting (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) Reviews
Als begeisterte Zopfstrickerin habe ich mir dieses Buch zugelegt - und bin bitter endtäuscht. Der englische Text ist soweit okay, wenn man viel über die Hintergründe wissen möchte, die Muster jedoch sind allesamt nicht neu und die Pulloveranleitungen sind offensichtlich aus den 70ern. Wenn ich da das Umrechnen anfangen soll, dann kann ich gleich selbst designen. Ganz schlimm finde ich jedoch die grottenschlechten Aufnahmen der Muster: unscharfe schwarz-weiß Aufnahmen, die einem wirklich die alleletzte Lust am stricken nehmen.Für Anfänger sei aber gesagt, dass man sich Anregungen aus dem Buch holen kann - das kann aber auch jedes "normale" Musterbuch.
Leider sind in dem Buch kaum Schemen, dafür sehr viel Text, da komme ich mir meinem Schulenglisch nicht weit:((Modelle sind klassisch(lies: altbacken), aber das kann man mit etwas Erfahrung für sich ändern.
I find the information in this book interesting. I am doing one of the sweaters. So far, even with all my mistakes (I'm a fairly new knitter) it looks great. Instructions are clear and the information on designing your own sweater is terrific. It made modifying the pattern easy so that I could get the right size. The only downside is that the photos are black and white, but that's a minor detail. And I've had to go to another book or YouTube to learn how to do a specific stitch. Nice book altogether. Cool patterns, lots of history on various aran patterns, stitch styles, and traditions.
This is a great book for beginners and pros alike. While most of the patterns require using a cable needle, there are some 'mock' Aran patterns that use only knit and purl stitches, giving a beginner a chance to start slow and gradually work into the harder cable patterns.The best parts of the book (for me, an expert-level knitter), are the introductory pages, detailing the history of Aran Islands knitting. This is a great coffee-table book, even if you're only interested in the history of textiles. It IS all in black and white, but the pictures are crisp and the instructions complete, as far as I've knitted thru them, anyway. This book was worth the purchase price for the stitch instructions alone.
The garments in this book are unique and probably more traditionally Irish than patterns from the yarn companies that I usually see. Because of this they are geared toward the experienced knitter. The yarn that is recommended is the traditional fisherman's yarn and the needle size is generally # 6 which sort of surprised me, because of the weight of the yarn I thought I'd be using a #8 needle. The photographs are in black and white and not always the best quality. It isn't easy to see the details of some of the garments. I am knitting a boy's sweater and because the photograph was unclear I didn't have a good idea of how the pattern would look but now that I am in to it, I really like it. The #6 needle on the Aran weight yarn gives a density to the garment that feels like it will be warm enough to wear outside even during our cold northeastern winters
I bought this primarily for the individual cable and other patterns - I have a sweater pattern that I love, but hate repeating the same stitches. This book gave me ample stitches to choose from as well as the symbology behind each stitch. I may make an Aran sweater from this book, but it is a great book for those who want to put new stitches into favorite sweater patterns, whether they are Aran weight or not. There are over 30 pages of stitch patterns in this book so it is a great resource.
If you love to knit and wish to learn more advanced knitting, this is a book you will love. It is full of advanced knitting stitch patterns. They can be used in other type of knitting other than Scandinavian. Also, there are full patterns for garments that made me drool and can hardly wait to get my needles 'clacking' on the coat pattern.