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The Aran sweater takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. A traditional Aran Sweater usually is off-white in color similar to a sheep’s wool and is made from 100% wool.
The jumpers are distinguished by their use of complex textured stitch patterns, several of which are combined in the creation of a single garment. One of the most recognisable features of a tradition Aran is its cable patterns on the chest.
Some stitch patterns have a traditional interpretation, often of religious significance. The honeycomb is a symbol of the hard-working bee, that represent the rewards of a good life. The cable, an integral part of the Aran islander’s daily life, is said to be a wish for safety and good luck when fishing and also in a more literal sense it represent fishing ropes. The diamond is a wish of success, wealth and treasure and also the shape of the fishing net mesh. The basket stitch represents the basket, a hope for a plentiful catch. The moss stitch represent the rich and abundant growth of the mossy soil. Trinity stitches represent ancient and religious beliefs. Blackberry stitches have religious and natural connotations.
Please enjoy the free Aran knitting patterns for knitting stitches and aran sweater/jumper patterns.
Free Bobble and Waves Throw and Cushion knitting pattern from Blacker Yarns in the UK http://www.blackeryarns.co.uk/. Level of difficulty: beginner to intermediate Although there are cables, these are repeated across the design and are an ideal introduction to the main cable stitches and not
Rita’s Aran Jacket: Level of difficulty: intermediate and ambitious knitters will enjoy! This is aran, so it uses cables, but apart from a little practice and good counting none of the four attractive patterns are difficult. Each is set out separately so stitch markers
Free hat, scarf and mitts pattern knit in Tivoli Celtic Aran. Free pdf of pattern: celtic_free
Aran Cape and Oriental Bag Pattern from Knitting Fever! Pattern
Aran Texture Twinset knitting pattern: Refined twinset with a clean and professional aran cable pattern. Pattern
Knit an Aran pillow! Pattern
Honeycomb Aran – Cable knitted sweater pattern for women. Find the free pattern here: link
Hi-Lo Pullover with stunning cable knitted pattern. Free cable sweater knitting pattern here: link
Misina – Large Collar Cabled Cardi knitting pattern. Pattern
Celtic Cables Wrap: Luxurious cables stand out against simple seed stitch. Pattern
Nennir Celtic Knotwork Cowl pattern from Knitty! Pattern
Aran pillow with a Celtic design: Looking for a new knitting project? This stylish and fun-to-knit Aran pillow will make the perfect addition to your home decor. Pattern