It is a lovely book and lives up to the high expectations raised about alice starmore designs on the knitting site. St brigid hand knitwear design by alice starmore from the book aran knitting. This 1998, 2009 edition, of alice starmores book of fair isle knitting has a soft cover. A lifelong resident of the island that inspired the style, starmore examines the historical background of aran knitting, including recently discovered material on island history and folklore. Based on three distinctive knitting styles fair isles, fisher gansy and aran the sweaters are loose fitting and range from a casual oversize key jacket to a diamond and crosses style. Virtual yarns is the home of alice starmore yarns and designs. She opens with a dissertation of sorts on the aran, debunking some myths as she goes. The patterns are knitted into socks, hats, vests, scarves, mittens, afghans, pillow covers, and, most commonly, sweaters.
Alice starmore nee matheson was raised in a traditional, gaelicspeaking scottish fishing village. These books revealed how techniques are not set in stone and can be used as a basis for highly original creativity. Books by alice starmore author of alice starmores book. Alice starmore nee alice matheson is a professional needleworker, photographer and author of books on needlework, born in stornoway, western isles, scotland. Walker, the complete book of knitting by barbara abbey, to name a few.
A collection of aranstyle knitting patterns, and a historyexplanation of the origins of aran knitting. The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the irish aran tradition by alice starmore. Alice starmore s definitive explanation of an irish aran sweater and its development is surprising and fascinating. Dover has previously published her acclaimed aran knitting, the classic book of fair isle knitting, which introduced americans to the popular traditional technique, and the recent paperback edition of tudor roses. The planned book was a major, multifaceted undertaking a complete stepbystep howto workshop on knitting cables, including a dramatic new step. Complete directions and charted patterns for the original editions fourteen designs many of them reknit in contemporary yarns plus a new design. Alice has to her credit more than half a dozen knitting books, including the popular aran knitting lj 897.
Includes 60 charted patterns, and patterns for caps, sweaters, and shawls, including two new designs. With simple, stepbystep directions and a wealth of helpful tips, this book provides a wide. Beginning and advanced knitters alike will be inspired and challenged by this magnificently illustrated book. As an author she is best known for her widelyread alice starmores book of fair isle knitting, a guide to the complex technique of knitting pullovers and other items using a palette of five colours, on which she is an acknowledged expert. A wonderful collection of vintage patterns and instructions for knitting a range of soft toys for children, including animal toys, dolls, a clown, and more. Books such as fair isle knitting, aran knitting and fishermens sweaters, were landmark publications that brought traditional forms firmly into the realm of modernity. The aran sweater market, the famous original since 1892.
Aran knitting patterns are heavily textured knitting patterns which are named after the aran islands, which are located off the west coast of ireland from county galway and county clare. Reissue of an alltime classic knitting title designs from scotland, england, and ireland as well as mainland europe and north america knitting technique section provides handy tips for making every creation perfect born into a fishing community, the popular handknit designer alice starmore is uniquely qualified to present this knitwear collection. The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the irish aran trad. Aran knitting by alice starmore, dover publications. Dover has previously published her acclaimed aran knitting and her classic book of fair isle knitting, which introduced americans to the popular traditional technique. The outer hebrides of scotland are the inspiration for our unique luxury pure wool yarns, perfect for hand knitting, needlepoint, weaving, tapestry, felting and embroidery. Alice starmores book of fair isle knitting dover knitting. Clearly, knitting is a deeply ingrained facet of the culture of scotlands outer hebrides. Sep 24, 2010 the definitive guide to designing and knitting in the irish aran tradition, this highly sought after book returns to print after a decades absence in a revised and expanded version. Starmores legions of fans will also celebrate the books return, especially in. She has written 16 books and countless magazine articles.
This is my version of the quintessential aran sweater, inspired by the bold immediacy of wing and a prayer. The most common aran knitting book material is wool. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the us or from the uk, depending on stock availability. Buy a cheap copy of aran knitting book by alice starmore. In this guide, she presents a fascinating history of aran knitting and. Alice starmores most popular book is alice starmores book of fair isle knitting. Oct 01, 2010 aran knitting by alice starmore, dover publications. Alice starmore has 18 books on goodreads with 5051 ratings. Alice and jade starmore are a motheranddaughter knitwear design team from scotland. Books by alice starmore author of alice starmores book of.
I have portrayed it in knitting, using my hebridean 3 ply yarn patterns based on double cables. Jade starmore, alices daughter, was born and brought up on the hebridean island of lewis. Stepbystep instructions, photos, and drawings lead readers through 60 charted patterns that progress from the basic concept of using a cable needle to the myriad variations of aran technique. Aran knitting also offers 14 original designs by the author, with complete instructions and charts. The trouble is, most of her books, of course, are out of print. Okay, if youre a knitter with an interest in traditional techniques, id be beyond shocked if youd not heard of starmore. Our patterns and books contain alices innovative and original knitwear designs. Starmore later expanded her textile studies, traveling in scandinavia in the late 1970s on a winston churchill fellowship. Alice starmore is internationally renowned as a knitwear designer and an expert on knitting technique. The author of many knitting classics, alice starmore is internationally renowned as a knitwear designer and an expert on knitting technique. Our patterns and books contain alice s innovative and original knitwear designs. Alice starmores definitive explanation of an irish aran sweater and its development is surprising and fascinating. Also included are nine of her original classic aran knitting designs, and six of her unique celtic knotwork designs.
See more ideas about knitting, fair isle knitting and knitting patterns. Aran knitting dover knitting, crochet, tatting, lace. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the irish aran tradition, this highly sought after book returns to print after a. I believe this is the only alice starmore book that is still in print. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Starmore has taught and lectured extensively throughout britain, europe, and the united states. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Its 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. You can earn a 5% commission by selling aran knitting dover knitting, crochet, tatting, lace on your website. The definitive guide to the everpopular irish aran sweater, starmore s highly sought after book returns in a revised and expanded version. Packed with color and design, this significant new book presents a complete alice starmore workshop in aran knitting.
Aran knitting new and expanded edition, knitting book. Na craga is the aran name for the limestone rockscape that i walked over to reach the black fort. Dover has previously published her acclaimed aran knitting and her classic book of fair isle knitting, which introduced americans to. Its also been flying off the shelves, as from what i hear, my fave toronto shop the purple purl is already on their second ordering. The celtic collection goodreads meet your next favorite book. Alice starmore has a number of nice stitch patterns in the book that are also listed in numerous other knitting stitch books the big book of knitting, the harmony guide to knitting stitches vol. The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the irish aran tradition, this highly sought after book returns to print after a decades absence in a revised and expanded version. She began knitting as a child, studying the folk knitting traditions of her native scotland.
Aran knitting patterns, irish sweater pattern aran. The definitive guide to the everpopular irish aran sweater, starmores highly sought after book returns in a revised and expanded version. This latest book is an enchanting collection of designs for ten handknitted garments for children aged two to nine. Knittingirelandaran islandspatterns, knitting, books. Oct 01, 2009 alice starmore has a fascinating tale to tell. The effect is stunning, but this is an ideal project for a beginner at cable knitting. Make your very own irish fisherman sweater with our easy to follow guide and informative kit. After youre setup, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep. Alice starmore is the author of sweaters for men and the fair isle knitting handbook.
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