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Aran Knitting:

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.

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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.

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Free Knitting Pattern for a Oversized Cable Jumper

Free Knitting Pattern for a Oversized Cable Jumper. Skill Level: Intermediate Stay chic in neutral tones with this statement sweater. Big is beautiful! Especially when it comes to cosying up in readiness for the cooler weather. This cabled sweater is sure to make a statement …

Free Knitting Pattern for a Rhapsody In Tweed Cable Sweater

Free Knitting Pattern for a Rhapsody In Tweed Cable Sweater. Skill Level: Intermediate “According to Webster, a rhapsody is a “musical composition . . . having an improvisatory character.” In her Aran-inspired, textured pullover, Kathy Zimmerman has combined wide and narrow open cables with mini-cable …