73 free knitting patterns tagged aran

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.

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.

Baby Poonam Cabled Sweater Free Knitting Pattern

Baby Poonam is an aran pullover with buttoned shoulder. Shown in size Newborn (3 mos) Skill Level: Intermediate Sizes: Directions are for infant’s size Newborn (3 mos). Changes for sizes Small (6 mos) and Medium (9 mos) are in parentheses. Free Pattern

Patons Honeycomb Aran Dress Free Knitting Pattern

Patons Honeycomb Aran Dress Free Knitting Pattern. Skill Level: Intermediate A versatile sweaterdress is a must-have for any wardrobe – effortlessly styled with leggings for casual days, or dressed up with loafers and a collared shirt for a more polished look. The Honeycomb Aran Dress …

Brigid Hat and Mitts Free Cable Knit Pattern Download

Brigid Hat and Mitts Free Cable Knit Pattern Download. Stunning Aran knit for a matching cable knit hat and mittens that will not only be a pleasure to knit but also challenging for the knitter looking to sink their teeth into something more complex. Attractive …