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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.

Please enjoy the free Aran knitting patterns for knitting stitches and aran sweater/jumper patterns.

Celtic Cables for Her Free Knitting Pattern

Celtic Cables for Her Free Knitting Pattern from Cascade Yarns. Celtic Cable Pullover with a turtleneck. Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Instructions are for smallest size, with changes for other sizes noted in parentheses as necessary. Finished Measurements Bust: 35 (38, 41, 44 ½, …

Gwynedd Scarf Free Aran Knitting Pattern

Gwynedd Scarf Free Aran Knitting Pattern by Lucia Hicks. Experience Level: Intermediate “This scarf began as an experiment in combining different types of reversible cables to create a deeply textured fabric. I used a simple ribbed cable to set off braided cables whose balanced knit …

Helga Sweater Free Aran Knitting Pattern

Helga Sweater Free Aran Knitting Pattern by Emily Nora O’Neil. Experience Level: Intermediate Helga is a cropped pullover inspired by the romance of the natural world. It is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. Style the pullover with high-waisted jeans, a skirt, …

Whitney Double-X Hooded Cardigan Free Aran Knitting Pattern

Whitney Double-X Hooded Cardigan Free Aran Knitting Pattern by Judy’s Knitting Page. Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced Size: Fits woman’s chest size of 34 inches. Finished chest measurement: 38 inches Materials: Knitting needles, sizes 6 and 8 (US); cable needle; worsted weight yarn of color desired – …